The two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ranks who allegedly raped a teenage girl after beating and threatening to rape her 17-year-old boyfriend are now in the custody of the Police.
Reports indicate that the duo both attached to the Sixth Infantry Battalion, Anna Regina were apprehended and placed in an Identification Parade on Monday where they were positively identified by the victims.
As such, they are presently in custody as a legal file is being prepared to be sent to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.
It was previously reported that the victims were hanging out alone at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground which is next door to the GDF when the incident occurred on Saturday last.
At around 23:40h, the young couple proceeded into the Ground where they were said to be having chicken and chips.
While there, the two ranks reportedly attacked the duo, severely beating the young man before taking his cash and a gold chain which he was wearing.
The men then reportedly demanded that the young woman have sex with them and failure to comply would result in her boyfriend being further beaten.
The frightened teen complied and was raped as her boyfriend was forced to watch.
The men after committing the act quickly escaped the scene.
The young couple related to their family members what had transpired by the men whom the male victim reportedly knew.
A report was made at the Police Station and the men who had reportedly gone into hiding were subsequently arrested.