50-year old man charged with raping 9-year old girl bailed
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol
Friday, 13 January 2012 16:15
A 50-year old man, who allegedly raped a nine-year old girl, was Friday arraigned and granted bail.
The Sexual Offences Act prevents the naming of the victim or the accused to help conceal the latter’s identity.
The man appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Alex Moore.
He was placed on GUY$200,000 bail. The mother said she was unaware that the man would have been taken to court Friday as she was led to believe by one of the investigators that the matter was still under investigation.
The Child Care and Protection Agency of the Ministry of Human Services has intervened in the matter and officials are due to travel to the East Coast Demerara village where the mother and her daughter are living.
The mother told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com ) that her daughter has received medical treatment but “she doesn’t even want to stay in her bed.”
The mother alleges that her daughter was raped by the man who she termed a family-friend.
The incident occurred on January 6 at her home while her mother had left to go and transact business at a neighbouring village.
On returning, she observed that the door was locked. The mother said she later found bloodied underwear in a section of the house and on questioning her daughter, she later told her what had transpired.
The mother claimed that the man has admitted to committing the act and had offered her compensation. That was refused and she summoned the police.