The young man who absconded after he was suspected to have defiled a four year old girl at Assin Adadientem in the Central region has been arrested.
The boy was not arrested early on although he had been charged with defilement because, according to police, the father of the victim, who first reported the matter, did not return to the station to lead them to effect the arrest.
Director of Police Public Affairs, DSP Sheila Kesse Abayie Buckman, on Sunday confirmed the arrest.
The four-year-old victim was initially unable to stand or walk after she was defiled on October 14, 2017.
Videos captured by Joy News Maxwell Agbagba, who broke the news, show the incident has taken a toll on her health.
Her mother, Monica Nyarko, reported the case to the chief of the community but that did not help.
According to the chief, who has close ties to the family of the teenager, the gods found no wrongdoing and have declared the juvenile innocent.
The incident sparked public outrage and when further reports emerged that the town is notorious for rape and defilement cases that go unpunished, Police renewed their interest in the case of the four-year-old girl.
But the Director of Police Public Affairs Director said the rights of both victim and suspect will be protected in pursuing the case.