Stepfather among 3 arrested for alleged rape of 12-yr-old girl


Three men are now in Police custody in New Amsterdam, Berbice for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl.

The girl was reportedly raped by her stepfather, a 46-year-old canecutter; her 18-year-old stepbrother and her cousin, who is 22 years old.

INews was told that the incident occurred repeatedly from November 2016 to sometime in March 2017.

Reports are that the matter was only reported to the Police on May 15, 2017.

This publication was informed that the incident occurred for the first time when the victim visited her stepbrother’s home.

His house is located in the same yard in which she resides with her mother, stepfather and two other siblings.

However, on the day in question the girl went to her stepbrother’s home to assist with chores which she customarily does.

It was there that she was allegedly held down by her stepbrother and cousin and raped. Following that incident, the men continued to abuse the girl regularly.

The 12-year-old reportedly confided to her aunt what was transpiring and the matter was then reported to the Child Care Protection Agency (CCPA).

After carrying out a thorough investigation into the reports made, CCPA then reported the matter to the Police.

A visit was paid to the victim’s home and she was escorted to the hospital where it was determined that she was indeed being sexually molested.

It was at the hospital that the girl reportedly told Police and doctors that her stepfather also sexually assaults her.

The Police have now launched an investigation into the matter and the three men are expected to be charged.











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