Actress, Rosemond Alade Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo was Friday slapped with 90 days imprisonment for the publication of a nude picture with her seven-year-old son in June 2021. Brown, was sentenced to 90 days each to all three counts of publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, and undermining privacy or integrity. The jail term is to run concurrently which means that she will serve for 90 days.
The judge expressed concern about the sudden increase in the rise in the abuse of children in the country. The court also took into consideration the mitigating factors which included pleading guilty, being a single parent, and the convict’s show of remorse. The sentence must not only be punitive but must serve as a deterrent to society, the judge said.
“The court is bothered with posting nude photos on social media. There is no doubt that apart from the canker of rape, defilement, physical assault, the publication of obscene materials is on the increase,” said the judge.
The actress will serve her jail term concurrently and will be released after one year. She will serve a total of 90 days in jail. “A harsh sentence will serve as a deterrent,” Ms. Cann said. Counsel for Poloo has written to the court for the full judgment and a review will be filed on Monday, April 19.