A 19-year-old fisherman, accused of allegedly defiling a four-year old girl at Ekumfi Narkwa in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region has been charged with defilement.
The accused, Edward Quansah, pleaded not guilty to the offence at a Cape Coast Circuit Court.
The court presided over by Mr Kwame Amoako remanded Quansah into prison custody to be reappear on Tuesday June 27.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Christina Sampong said the complainant, Mr Emmanuel Koufie is the uncle of the victim and live in the same vicinity with Quansah at Ekumfi Narkwa.
She said on Wednesday March 29, Quansah lured the victim into a nearby bush and had sexual intercourse with her but the girl cried out for help to no avail but Quansah persisted until was sexually satisfied and then abandoned the girl in the bush.
The prosecution said later, some passersby saw the victim with blood oozing from her mouth and vagina and quickly rushed her to the Mankessim Roman Hospital.
The prosecutor said the girl was later referred to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital where she is still receiving treatment and is yet to talk.
A medical report indicated that the victim had been defiled and the case was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service at Cape Coast.
Quansah who was earlier seen with the girl was reported to the Essakyir Police Station where he was arrested.
According to Chief Inspector Sampong, the Central Regional Police Ladies Association had to contribute to pay the medical bills of the victim because her family could not afford it.