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CG stalker attacks teen girl at Lowlands …mother urges swift action by police
By Alva Solomon
A LOWLANDS, East Coast Demerara mother is worried about the safety of her teenage daughter who was allegedly assaulted by a man in the community on Monday night.According to the woman, her daughter was on her way home around 19:00 hrs on Monday when she was attacked. She said the young woman, who completed secondary schooling last year, had just disembarked a bus close to the “Hope turn” opposite the Hope Secondary School, when a man approached her, asking for directions.
The man told the young lady that he was looking for someone called “Mark” and even provided a description of the individual.
The victim told the Guyana Chronicle that the man continued to follow her into the dark street even after she indicated to him that she was unaware of who “Mark” was. She said that after crossing a narrow bridge at the entrance to Lowlands, the man grabbed her and placed his arm around her throat.
The young lady said that she tried to fight off the man. “He vice me and I don’t know what happened after,” she recounted. She said she woke up in a nearby cemetery which runs parallel to the main road on entry to Lowlands. She said that the man bound her hands behind her while he tore a piece of her garment and tied her mouth.
“The place was dark and I tried to call for help,” she said. She recalled that the man spoke to her “as if he know me.”
The young lady added that after sitting on the ground for several minutes, the man told her that he was ready to leave and he left her sitting in the cemetery.
“He walk away and I started running out the cemetery and end up on the Line Top,” she recalled.
She said that after walking the dark Railway Embankment, residents in the area came to her assistance and telephoned her mother around 21:00hrs.
The young lady’s mother said that she immediately took her daughter to the Cove and John Police Station where a report was made. She said that a detailed description of the man was given to the ranks there and according to her, one of the officers said the assailant is known to the police.
According to the mother, she subsequently took her daughter, who was in a muddied state, to a doctor; the medical report indicated that the young lady was physically but not sexually assaulted. On Tuesday, the teen returned to the Cove and John Police Station where additional information was recorded by the ranks.
“I can’t sleep, because I could have been motherless and that person is still out there,” the distressed mother told this newspaper. The Guyana Chronicle understands that the assailant was seen in the Lowlands area on several occasions prior to Monday’s incident and according to a police source, the man was once arrested on several allegations of rape.
Reports are that in one instance, a young woman whom the man attacked, left the country out of fear.
Residents said yesterday that the assailant rides a Honda CG motorcycle and he would frequent the village of Victoria, which is located near Lowlands.
However, to date, the police are yet to arrest him, even though he is a known character to law enforcement. As such, the mother wants the Police Force to act swiftly in apprehending him, given that the safety of her daughter is at risk.