Crime

Teacher remanded for having sex with stepdaughter

By Benjamin Flowers
Staff Reporter

Fifty-one-year-old teacher, Verden Samuel Blease, was remanded to prison on Monday, for unlawful carnal knowledge of his step daughter.
According to police, the 12-year-old victim, along with her mother, reported to Belama police on January 9th that Blease had been having sexual relations with her since she was seven-years-old.
The assaults took place between 2008-2012, at different locations because the family frequently changed addresses.The most recent being in November 2012 at the family’s residence on the northern highway.
A doctor certified that the child was carnally known and classified her injuries as grievous harm. Blease also answered to six charges of Assault of an indecent Nature; bail was denied and he is scheduled to reappear in court on February 13.

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