A 32-year-old Guyanese man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Antigua for raping a 12-year-old girl.
According to Antigua News Room, Ramlal Piroo asked the child to be his girlfriend following several intimate encounters with her in 2018 before having sexual intercourse with her in February of 2019 at a construction site where he works.
However, in March 2019, the girl’s sister told their stepfather that she was taking a long time to return home from school.
Upon investigation, the stepfather visited the construction site where Piroo worked and warned him before informing the child’s mother, who took the matter to the police.
He admitted to hugging and kissing the child but denied ever having sexual intercourse with her, but on January 27, he pleaded guilty and was on Monday sentenced to prison.