The West Coast Demerara man who was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment on a charge of raping a child is now being hospitalised following a brutal trashing he received from inmates at the Georgetown Prison.
The man, Alvin Rudder, was found guilty on two counts of sexual activity with a child on March 30, 2017 at the High Court.
According to the indictment, Rudder on two occasions – April 9, 2012 and between July 1 and 31, 2013, in the county of Demerara – engaged in sexual activity with a child who is his family member.
Prior to this incident, Rudder was injured just three days after his sentencing by fellow prisoners who dealt him severe blows about his body and head, resulting in him needing stitches.
Prison officers were forced to isolate him for a short period of time, after the abuse continued.
A senior prison official had confirmed to media operatives that the attack appeared to have occurred because the inmates were incensed at Rudder’s sexual assault of a child.