A 28-year-old teacher of a private Junior High School (JHS) at Night Market in Ashaiman has been arrested by the Tema Regional Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) for allegedly defiling some students of the school. The teacher, John Quarshie, popularly known as Sir John, is a resident of New-Town, an Ashaiman suburb. Reports said he used a computer game to entice the 14-year-old boy to visit him regularly after school and sleep with him.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the authorities managed to convince the complainant, who is the father of the boy, to withdraw the case of sodomy because he is a relative of a certain sergeant at the Tema Regional Police Command. Source close to DOVVSU told DAILY GUIDE that the suspect asked the victim to always visit him on Saturdays after extra classes to fetch water and do other household chores for him.
According to reports, the victim on numerous occasions declined to have sexual intercourse with the teacher at his house. ON OCTOBER 25, 2014, THE VICTIM AND HER MALE FRIEND VISITED THE TEACHER AT HOME AFTER SCHOOL. THE TEACHER ENGAGED THE MALE WITH A COMPUTER GAME WHILE THE VICTIM CLEANED BOWLS IN THE KITCHEN. The teacher allegedly carried a student mattress to the kitchen, forced the victim onto it and had sexual intercourse with her.
He then used a tissue to wipe the victim and his manhood and warned her not to disclose the incident to anyone after the act. On November 15, 2014, the victim told some of her friends about the conduct of the teacher and they moved to the office of the proprietress to inform her about the incident.
The proprietress immediately reported the matter to the police and the suspect was subsequently arrested. He reportedly gave contradictory statements to the police during interrogation.