Alleged gang rape of 14 – Y – O: DPP to advice on possible rape charges



By Tracey Khan – Drakes

stop rape[] – Police in ‘D’ Division are finalizing investigations into reports of an alleged gang rape of 14 – year – old girl of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo.

Commander of the Division, Ian Amsterdam told iNews that the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), who will then decide if there is enough evidence to charge the men. The men are currently on remand for the offence of breaking and entering.

iNews had reported that the men broke into the Zeelught home and brutally raped the teen and even attempted to rape her 10 – year – old sister. The men were identified by the teen and are known to her. The teen’s mother sought help from Alliance for Change (AFC) Member of Parliament, Cathy Hughes after her efforts for justice for her daughter failed.

Hughes was able to connect the family to the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA) where the teen has been receiving counseling.

Hughes had expressed shock at the Police’s treatment of this matter, since the two men who were identified by the teen were only charged with breaking and entering and not with the offence of rape.

Director of the CC&PA, Ann Green had told iNews that the child has been responding well to counseling sessions. She could not give additional details into the incident.

“The child got to tell the story one time to the police so I didn’t get to ask the details…it’s a matter that we are working with the child advocacy center…the concern is to ensure the child gets the help that she needs.”



  1. The police must inform and educate the public what they are doing.
    They cannot sit back and let people like Ms Hughes score political mileage.
    If the public think that the police is doing nothing for them and the politicians will, then they will continue to go there.
    Educate and work with the public.

  2. It’s great news that Ms Hughes took keen interest and has taken a proactive stance in the victim’s welfare. What would be disappointing if if she did that just to score political points, a regular practice of the AFC . They just look for opportunities regardless of the any sort of social or political impact. They want to be in the news, the headline news all the time. They have nothing of substance to offer in the development of Guyana . As for the alleged rape, it would be desired for this matter to be given prominence and fully investigated


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