Investigations into gang rape of male at a standstill

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

The rape victim.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police in ‘D’ Division are yet to take a statement from the 18 year-old male who was allegedly gang raped by ten men on New Year’s Eve in Vreed – En – Hoop, West Coast Demerara.

This is the case even after the victim was sent home in a stable mental and physical condition by doctors after undergoing weeks of treatment.

The teen’s mother told iNews during a telephone interview on Thursday, February 05 that her son received three sessions of ‘shock treatment’ at the New Amsterdam Hospital in Berbice and due to his progress, he was sent home recently.

She remains optimistic that her son will recover fully. The woman explained that she made contact with thepolice at the Leonora Police station on Wednesday to find out when a statement would be taken from her son so that justice can take its course.

However, she was told they are unaware of the next step and would return a call but never did up to the time this story was published.

She also related that her son was able to relate to doctors what happened to him.

The 17 – year – old who is accused of leading the gang of nine others to rape his friend has since denied any involvement and knowledge of the incident.

He was arrested by the Police but was subsequently released on bail. The suspect and victim had reportedly worked together at the same supermarket.

The medical file was handed over to ranks at the Leonora Police Station. Divisional Commander of ‘D’ Division, Marlon Chapman had told iNews that the content of the victims’ statement will determine whether the men will be charged. He stressed that the, “statement is very crucial” for a case to be built against the alleged accusers.

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