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Akuapem Poloo convicted for taking nude photos with son; sentencing set for Friday.

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Ghanaian actress and social media sensation, Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, has been convicted by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Christiana Cann.

This happened after she pleaded guilty in court today, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for posting obscene photos of herself and her seven-year-old son on social media in June last year.

She has, therefore, been remanded into custody.

The court has deferred her sentencing to Friday, April 16, 2021.

This is to enable her to undergo a pregnancy test in compliance with the law regarding a woman who has pleaded guilty in court.

In November last year when she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty, but in court today, she changed her plea from not guilty to guilty.

She pleaded guilty to all three charges and was convicted on her own plea by the court.

Rosemond was charged with publication of obscene material, and two counts of engaging in domestic violence.

Background

On June 30, 2020, Rosemond celebrated her son’s seventh birthday and took her nude pictures together with her son, who was also half-naked and posted same on her Instagram page, which went viral on social media.

The pictures attracted comments which accused her of undermining the dignity of her seven-year-old son among others.

The prosecution said the complainant, Mr. Bright K. Appiah, who is the Director of Child Rights International Ghana, petitioned the Director-General CID, and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

Rosemond, the prosecution said, was arrested and in her caution statement, admitted posting the nude picture with her son unintentionally.

A write-up accompanying the picture read: “I am naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me lying somewhere don’t pass by but see me as your mom who brought you to life.”

The prosecution held that Rosemond deliberately posted the pictures on social media.