Two persons have been jailed 5 years imprisonment for posting the nude photos of a female Junior High School student.
The Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku sentenced the two culprits of which one is a tertiary student.
The name of the tertiary student is Appleton Desmond and is 23-years-old. The court convicted him and sentenced him for 36 months with hard labor. The court identified the other culprit as Elvin Boakye Agyemang Nana Kofi. The Accra Circuit Court handed him handed a 24-month jail term in hard labor.
The charges imposed on the culprits included charge for conspiracy to commit crime to with child pornography, procurement of child pornography, possession of child pornography and publication of child pornography.
Although the culprits pleaded not guilty to all the court charges, they were found guilty by the court.
The Director of the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Police Service, ACP Gustav Herbert Yankson, disclosed this information to the media agencies.
ACP Gustav Yankson revealed that in January 2017, Elvin Agyemang visited the victim’s school to sell branded ‘T’ shirts and made friendship with the victim. He said that Elvin Agyemang and the victim began interaction on the Telegram platform. He added that the culprit convinced the victim to send him nude videos and photographs, which she complied with.
ACP Gustav Yankson said Elvin Agyeman also sent the nude videos and its screenshots to Desmond Appleton in April 2017. Desmond Appleton then started chatting with the victim on telegram. He threatened her to send more of her nude contents else he would leak those he already had online.
The Cybercrime officer said the victim obliged and took about 10 photographs of her nude self which she sent to Appleton. Moreover, he revealed that the victim deleted the social media application to prevent any further interaction with the culprits.
He also said on July 16, 2017, the victim’s mother received a phone call from the victim’s teacher informing her of the leaked video of the victim on social media platforms.
ACP Yankson stated that there was an interview with the victim was on the issue. In conclusion, the victim confirmed her ordeal and thereby reporting the incident to the Cyber Crime Unit for further investigations.
Consequently, the police took over and everything has been settled by the court.