Police in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are on the hunt for a male suspect in relation to the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl, which took place on the evening of Saturday, August 12.
Reports are that the 12 year-old, who reportedly attended an event with three of her friends, caught a taxi referred to as a ‘$100 dollar car’ or ‘short drop car’ at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, around 22:00hrs in an effort to get to her home at Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
However, upon reaching the area, the taxi driver reportedly passed the stops where the child and her friends were expected to get out. The three friends who were seated in the back seat reportedly forced their way out of the car, leaving the victim who was seated in the front seat and who was wearing her seat belt at the time, inside.
The victim was reportedly taken to a ‘back road’ area at Lower Kara Kara by the taxi driver where she was forced out of the vehicle and sexually assaulted. The suspect reportedly then dropped the victim off at the Kara Kara Bridge where she was left to walk home.
Family members of the victim, who were said to be looking for her after her friends alerted them as to what transpired, then took her to the Police station, thence to the Linden Hospital for medical examination. The results of the medical examination proved that the victim was sexually assaulted. Police reportedly took statements in relation to the matter.
However, the suspect has been eluding the lawmen. Officers are said to have visited the home of the suspect and an area where he frequents but he remains in hiding. (Utamu Belle)