The 45-year-old man who was arrested on Wednesday, last, for allegedly being caught in a compromising position with a minor has been released from the lockups.
INews understands that after the mandatory 72 hours period had passed following the man’s arrest he was granted station bail.
However, investigations into the matter are still underway, says Police Commander of “D” Division, Leslie James.
He stated that it would be unlawful for the police to keep the individual in police custody after the 72 hours had passed since he was placed in the lockups.
Commander James assured that investigators are still working aggressively to close the case and will leave no stone unturned in this matter.
On Wednesday last, the man was arrested late in the night after allegedly being caught in a compromising position with a nine-year-old girl when police ranks swooped down at his house after receiving a tip-off.
Reports are that the man, who hails from Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD) was seen by neighbours inviting the child into his home around 16:30h on the day in question and the young girl had not been seen for some time.
Concerned neighbours who assumed that something was amiss decided to contact law enforcement officials at the Leonora Police Station around 21:00h and shortly after ranks arrived at the man’s home where the child was still present.
They then took the man into police custody and the young girl was taken to the hospital to have a medical examination conducted. (Kristen Macklingam)