[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud has instructed the Police Force to launch an investigation into allegations that a prisoner was allegedly raped by a Detective.
The Top Cop ordered the probe following the publication of an article in the October 22 edition of the Kaieteur News under the caption: “Prisoner claims detective raped him in Station.”
A statement from the Police Force revealed that the Commissioner of Police instructed the Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct the investigation.
According to the article, the 36-year-old man came forward with harrowing claims of being forced to have unprotected sex with a police officer in exchange for a case against him being dropped, at the very Police station where the infamous case of Colwyn Harding’s baton rape made headlines in November of 2014.
The article noted that the sexual assault allegedly occurred on Tuesday evening (October 20) at approximately 19:30 hrs in the ablution area of the Timehri Police station.
According to the victim, who lives alone, he attended a barbecue on Saturday evening and as he was going home, he was accosted by his neighbour, who accused him of breaking into his house. He stated that his neighbour also pushed him.
“So I was going to the police station to make a report,” the victim said. “But before I meet, the police collect me at Kuru Kuru (Soesdyke, Linden highway). When I go Timehri (police station), the detectives ask the man how he suspects me (of stealing a TV and break and enter).”
The article noted that According to the man, for three days he languished in the lock ups, depending on food that other inmates and their families shared with him. He said that some time after 19:00hrs on Tuesday night the detective overseeing his case came to him.
“He come to the cell, took me out and said that he wants some information from me and he will send me home. Before that, he took me out and he loose the boy (step son). And he give the boy money to go back home to Berbice.”
“He took me out of the lock up and tell me to give him a deep throat, let me (perform fellatio). I did that and he told me that he wouldn’t carry the matter to court; (that) he will arrest the man that did the crime.”
He said that the detective also sodomized him in the ablution area of the station. He alleged that the detective, when he had finished with the act, told him he had not ejaculated in him.
However, the victim related that after spending the night in considerable pain and discomfort, he was shocked that the next day the detective came to him and woke him up, telling him that he would have to attend court at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.