Kwame Amponsah has been convicted and sentenced to 144 years for the abuse of pupils of a basic school at Jejeti Atewase in the Kwahu West Municipality of the Eastern Region
He was exposed during a community engagement at Atewase by the Social Welfare and Community Development under its Child Protection Programme in selected MMDAs across the country.
Victor Feyi, the Unit Head of Community Development under the Social Welfare Department in the area said “We had a tip-off that a young man in the community was sexually abusing school children. So with the help of some elders and the Assembly Member of the electoral area, we arrested the young guy.”
With the assistance of the Social Welfare Department, Kwame Amponsah was arrested and then handed to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVVSU).
He has since been on remand and faced trial before his eventual sentencing on Monday, November 15, 2021.
The victims were however taken to the hospital for medical examination and treatment.
Explaining the imprisonment term meted out to the convict, Victor Feyi said it should have been 120 years but the convict’s guilty plea concerning two of the victims mitigated the sentence.
“For the 10 children, he is supposed to serve 10 years per child and for the other two, for pleading guilty, he was given seven years each.”
It is however noteworthy that the sentences will run concurrently.