An actress in Ghana who posed for a nude photo with her son on his birthday, has been detained for three months

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Ghanaian actress who posed for nude photo with son on seventh birthday is sentenced to three months in prison for posting ‘obscene material’ and ‘domestic violence’

  • Single mother Rosemond Brown, known as Akuapem Poloo, was found guilty
  • She was jailed for 90 days for posing naked with son and posting the photo
  • The court in the Ghanaian capital Accra found the actress guilty of posting ‘obscene material’ and ‘domestic violence’ and was charged three times.
  • The ruling prompted many – including rapper Cardi B – to call the decision ‘hard’

An actress in Ghana who posed for a nude photo with her son on her seventh birthday is jailed for three months for posting ‘obscene material’ and ‘domestic violence’.

Single mom Rosemond Brown, better known as Akuapem Poloo, was sentenced to 90 days behind bars after posing for the photo and posting it on social media in June 2020, leading many – including American pop star Cardi B – to condemn the decision. .

The court in the Ghanaian capital Accra found the actress guilty of posting ‘obscene material’ and ‘domestic violence’.

An actress in Ghana who posed for a nude photo with her son on his seventh birthday (photo left) has been jailed for three months for posting 'obscene material' and 'domestic violence'

Single mom Rosemond Brown (pictured) is better known as Akuapem Poloo

An actress in Ghana who posed for a nude photo with her son on his seventh birthday (photo left) is jailed for three months for posting ‘obscene material’ and ‘domestic violence’. Single mom Rosemond Brown (pictured right) is better known as Akuapem Poloo

The June 2020 incident took place on her son’s seventh birthday and the image was shared on social media.

She was accused of publishing obscene material, committing domestic violence that undermined another’s privacy or integrity, and domestic violence that could damage a person’s dignity and self-worth.

The three charges will run for a total of 90 days in a row.

During the hearing chaired by Ms Christiana Cann, the judge expressed concern about the surge in child abuse and the posting of obscene material in Ghana.

The judge also considered the defendant’s guilty plea, the fact that she is a single parent, and her apparent remorse over the incident.

Ms. Cann said: ‘The court is struggling to post nude photos on social media. There is no doubt that, aside from the cancers of rape, pollution and physical violence, the publication of obscene material is on the rise.

Cardi B told her 18 million followers, “I've seen many Americans do photoshoots like this.  Even though it's not my style, I don't think she went for sex more than the natural idea.  'I think prison is a bit harsh.  Maybe social media probation or community service.  '

Cardi B told her 18 million followers, “I’ve seen many Americans do photoshoots like this. Even though it’s not my style, I don’t think she went for sex more than the natural idea. ‘I think prison is a bit harsh. Maybe social media probation or community service. ‘

Cardi B, 28, (pictured last January) was informed of the verdict by one of her fans and asked her what she thought of her twinee's conviction.

Cardi B, 28, (pictured last January) was informed of the verdict by one of her fans and asked her what she thought of her twinee’s conviction.

Did she ask for the child’s permission before posting the said photo? Did she respect the right of the child? No she did not.’

Mrs. Cann added, “Harsh punishment will act as a deterrent.”

Defendant Andy Vortia’s attorney has announced that the decision will be appealed on April 19.

After the conviction, 28-year-old American rap star Cardi B was informed of the conviction by one of her fans and asked her what she thought about her ‘twinee’ conviction.

She told her 18 million followers on Twitter, “I’ve seen many Americans do photoshoots like this. Even though it’s not my style, I don’t think she went for sex more than the natural idea.

‘I think prison is a bit harsh. Maybe social media probation or community service. ‘

The June 2020 incident took place on her son's seventh birthday and the image was shared on social media

In the photo: Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown with her son

The June 2020 incident took place on her son’s seventh birthday and the image was shared on social media. In the photo: Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown with her son

In Ghana, Section 280 of the Criminal and Other Offenses Act 1960 states, “Whoever publishes or offers for sale an obscene book, writing or representation is guilty of a crime.”

Section 281 of the Act states that the maker, producer, possessor, importer, exporter, advertiser, or even anyone who deals with or assists in circulation, is also guilty, directly or indirectly, of “obscene” material.

The act is used to punish those who post images online that are considered obscene.

According to GhanaWeb, another case where the law applied involved a man who caught his wife in bed with another man and filmed his discovery.

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