Children rescued from abusive home in State’s care …father remains in police custody


The Department of Public Information has said that the three children who were rescued from their allegedly abusive home in Region Nine on Monday have been brought to Georgetown.

Medically examined, results have proven that the two girls have been sexually molested, but their male sibling was not sexually abused. Additionally, a 14-year-old female sibling who had relocated earlier in the year was also examined and found to have been sexually abused.

The children’s father has also been brought to Georgetown to further assist with investigations. The four children will remain in the state’s custody, but their 49-year-old father is in police custody.

The Child Care & Protection Agency (CCPA) rescued the three children — two girls respectively aged 12 and eight, and one boy aged eight — from a home in which they had allegedly been sexually abused by their father.

Acting on reports made by village leaders, including school teachers in Quarrie, a satellite of St Ignatius Village in Region Nine, CCPA officials on Monday took the children from the home in which they resided with their 49-year-old father and carried them to the Lethem Police Station in an effort to have that entity assist with investigations.

The children allegedly told the Police that they had been abused physically. However, they did not say anything about being abused sexually. The father continues to be questioned by Police, and investigations are ongoing.


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