By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Female Police rank attached to the Coven John Police Station, East Coast Demerara who was implicated in a corrupt transaction during her investigation of the alleged rape of a 14 year old girl remains on the job.
Commander of ‘C’ Division, Christopher Griffith told iNews during a telephone interview that the Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the incident despite the surfacing of a recorded telephone conversation with a voice believed to be that of the rank and a relative of the teen negotiating a deal.
The female police constable was recorded suggesting that the victim collect a $900,000 settlement, while she would keep $200,000 for herself during a call to the victim’s relative. In the recording, the rank also suggested that her ‘cut’ be increased to $300,000 if the settlement increases.
The school girl and her family reported the matter to the BV Police Station at the weekend and told Police that the man in question offered her a ride home when the incident occurred on a lonely part of the East Coast Demerara road.
The teen’s family is reported to have said that the girl was introduced to the man in question through a mutual friend while she was trying to secure a sponsor for a pageant contest.
The conversation was given to the Kaieteur News which transcribed and made it public in its Monday edition.
Following that story, the Police Force issued a media statement, explaining that an investigation was launched into the matter by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility.
Griffith also told iNews that their investigation into the alleged rape of the teen will conclude today, “and we would probably send off the file sometime today to get the necessary advice.”
The file will be sent to the Crime Chief Leslie James, then to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecution for advice on the way forward.
The suspect, said to be the son of a public official, was arrested and released on $50,000 bail pending the outcome of the matter.