Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah has said he expects the juvenile justice system to be applied quickly in order that the teenager accused of defiling a four-year-old girl at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region, can go through rehabilitating process.
The juvenile, although had earlier been charged with defilement was arrested by the police just over the weekend because the father of the victim, who first reported the case, failed to lead them to effect the arrest.
The four-year-old victim who was defiled on October 14, 2017 was initially unable to stand or walk.
Mr Bright Appiah who has been in touch with the victim and her parents in an interview with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa Fm Monday, was excited that the little girl is doing well health wise and is out of danger, adding that further checks will be carried on her.
But he also urged the judicial process to be activated early to enable the accused juvenile to be in the best of psychological state to write his first external examination.
“The accused is in Junior High School and God-willing he’ll write his BECE next year so care must be taken in terms of how we manage this particular case.”
Mr Bright Appiah who has visited the area further bemoaned the poor community attitude in Assin Adadientem towards children which has resulted in defilement cases escalating to 1600 cases.