Teacher Sentenced 8 years for sodomy

A court in Amasaman has sentenced to 8 years imprisonment a 21-year-old teacher for sodomising one of his class one pupils.
The Alabasta Preparatory School, Opah tutor- Michael Owiredu the court was able to establish has had sex with the 12-year-old male student (name withheld) on at least four occasions.
The court was also told that Owiredu, who was contracted by the child’s father (a mason) to conduct extra classes for him (boy) at home so he could catch up with the pupils in his class, took undue advantage of the victim.
During the first hearing, Owiredu admitted the charge preferred against him and pleaded for mercy, but the trial judge, Patricia Quansah, jailed him eight years with hard labour to serve as a deterrent to others.
The prosecutor, Superintendent Ernest Acheampong, told the court the convict’s first encounter with the victim, was in an uncompleted building in the vicinity.
Subsequently, Owiredu had moved the venue of the illicit act to his own house, so he could continue unabated. But he ran out of luck, after the victim decided to confide in his sister.
The sister also discussed the issue with a woman in the area and Michael Owiredu was subsequently nabbed.

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