“Mummy please, Mummy, I beg you, Mummy please” were the words of Actress Rosemond Alade Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo when the court slapped her with a 90 days imprisonment for the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June, last year.
In an emotional atmosphere, lawyer for the convict, Mr Andy Vortia along with other lawyers who were present at the court prayed independently to the court for a non-custodial sentence but the court held that a harsh sentence must be passed to serve as a deterrent for would be offenders. The court held that the prevalence of publications of material with the potential to corrupt public morals in the country and which affected children’s best interest, right to privacy and dignity as well as the country’s moral image needed to be curbed.
Ms Christiana Cann, the judge, therefore sentenced her to 90 days in prison each for all three counts which are to run concurrently.
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Akuapem Poloo in court over publication of nude photo with son
Charges and counts
The actress was convicted on her own plea, after she had pleaded guilty to three counts of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence namely a conduct that in any way undermined another person’s privacy or integrity, and engaging in domestic violence namely conduct that in any way detracted or was likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.
The court had postponed sentence to Friday pending a pregnancy test after it convicted her of the offence on April 14.
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Source: Graphic Online