In July this year, when the victim’s mother sent her to a seamstress to fix her uniform, she rather took it to Opata, who took advantage of the situation and defiled her.
The victim however, informed her mother about the alleged abuse in September which she said Opata had warned her against disclosing to anyone.
However, when the mother noticed some form of closeness between the alleged suspect and her daughter, she warned Opata against relating with her daughter at any level.
Defiling the 15-year-old allegation
Today, the fashion designer is been alleged to have defiled the 15-year-old girl in a shop at La, in Accra. Joseph Opata, 23, is said to have sexually abused the victim when she sent her school uniform, which was too long for him to fix to the right length.
The prosecutor said Opata worked at the shop of the complaint’s cousin as a designer, with the shop located on the same compound as the residence of the complainant.
The victim, who lived with her father at a different location, often visited her mother where she became acquainted with Opata.
The Prosecutor: Defiling the 15-year-old allegation
The prosecutor said the victim’s mother, however, protested whenever Opata engaged her daughter in a conversation under the pretext of sending her.
When the case was reported to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra, a medical form was issued for her to send the victim to a Hospital for examination.
Opata has, however, denied the offence of defilement. Prosecuting, Detective Sergeant Opoku Aniagyei said in his narrative that the mother of the victim, who was a junior high school student, reported the case to the Police.
The Court, presided over by Mrs Rita Abrokwah-Doko, admitted Opata to bail in the sum of GH¢10,000.00 with three sureties to reappear on October 22.
This story is building up and newsghana24.com will keep you updated. Fashion designer arrested for defiling 15-year-old will surely be a winding long journey as he has pleaded not guilty to the charges.