Man accused of raping step-daughters arrested – mother also to face charges


By Kristen Macklingam

The man who has been accused of raping his three step-daughters in Berbice is now in the lockups after police managed to arrest him earlier today.

Reports are that he had gone into hiding since Thursday morning after allegations surfaced that he had molested his three step-children, and then throw them out of the house.

rapeCommander of “B” Division, Ian Amsterdam, told INews this morning that law enforcement officials who were working assiduously on the case since it was reported were able to nab the perpetrator shortly after 01:00h today.

The alleged rapist was found in his home.

“We were working on this case to ensure we got him, we were not giving up until we found him, and ranks were able to apprehend him this morning when he returned to his home. He is said to have put out those young children of their homes and had them wandering at the seawalls and then he went back to his home comfortably after running from us. We are awaiting advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to proceed, and I am pushing for this to be done before his 72 hours are up,” Commander Amsterdam declared.

He noted that it is more than likely the man will be placed before the Courts on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Police Commander stated that the mother of the children who is still in police custody will also be facing charges in relation to the matter.

The three minors were spotted somewhere along the seawalls in an area that borders the Berbice River on the East Bank of Berbice, and when questioned they claimed that their father had abused them and put them out of the house.

Commander Amsterdam had explained that it was a Schools’ Welfare Officer who initially became involved when a report was made to that department about the girls being found wandering along the seawalls. Subsequently, law enforcement officials were notified of the incident and investigations commenced immediately.

INews was told that the three young girls were admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital since Thursday where they are being monitored as tests are being conducted on them.






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