W/R: Man jailed 20yrs for having sex with two daughters & impregnating one

The Sekondi Gender-based Court has handed the man who committed incest by having sexual intercourse with his two daughters a 20-year jail-term. Joshua Mensa, 31, was convicted Friday morning after he pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful child removal, incest and defilement of her two daughters causing one of them to get pregnant, Media General’s Paa Kwesi Simpson reported. The court presided over by Mrs. Rita Doku sentenced Mensah to three years on each on the count of incest and unlawful child removal as well as 20 years charge of defilement, all to run concurrently. “The judge told the man to go and serve the sentence and come back to look after the girls (children), and also cautioned the mother not be negligent by leaving her children in the hands of the man or any other man in such manner as she did again,” our correspondent reported. Mensah in 2017 took custody of the two girls – 10 and 14 year olds – from their mother in Accra and allegedly started defiling them. READ: Incest: Father defiles two daughters, impregnates one The 14-year-old girl who dropped out of school after her father took custody of them, is currently five months and three weeks old pregnant. [caption id="attachment_86023" align="aligncenter" width="800"]incest The two girls; 13-year-old [L] and the 10-year-old [R] have been sexually abused by their father.[/caption]He was said to have continued the sexual escapade with the girls in Sekondi Pipe Ano, Esaaman, and eventually Daboase where his cover was blown and the matter reported to the Daboase Police who arrested him. Though the two girls (name withheld) reported their ordeal to their grandmother in Daboase, the woman was said to have rebuked them, claiming there was nothing wrong for their father to have sex with them. According to the girls, their father started having sexual intercourse with them about a year ago and has since been sexually abused, noting their pleas to their father proved futile as he usually beats them whenever they attempt to resist. The two girls were sent to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi for pregnancy and other related medical tests. Their mother, 31-year-old Yaa Fosuaa, a kontomire seller in Accra, could not hold back her tears as she spoke to Takoradi-based Connect FM about the condition of her daughters on May 25. She said she had come to Daboase to visit the girls who she had not seen for a very long time only to find out their father have been having sex with them and impregnated one of them. According to her, she first reported the matter to the Daboasehemaa who admitted the matter had come before her but the man denied. Madam Foriwaa then reported the case to the Daboase Police who arrested Joshua and handed him to the Sekondi Police for investigation. He admitted the offence in his caution statement and after investigations he was put before the court on June 1. Maame Fosuaa told Takoradi-based Connect FM that she was satisfied with the sentencing of the man

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