Mother consented to rape of 12-year-old
Yet another case of child sexual assault has surfaced mere weeks following the recent rape-murder tragedy involving Sisters Village, West Coast Berbice teen Leonard Archibald.
Reports are that the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) and Guyana PoliceForce (GPF) are presently investigating two separate cases of sexual abuse involving two underage victims – a 12-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy – who was allegedly sodomised by relatives.
According to media reports, victims were injured to the extent that they both had to undergo medical treatment; in fact, the two-year-old remains in hospital care.
Investigators were told that the 12-year-old’s stepfather, along with another close male family member, has been sodomising the child for in excess of one year since her 11th birthday, with due consent of her mother.
The two alleged abusers and the mother of the child were taken into custody on Friday and were expected to be charged and appear before the courts of law today.
Reports allege that the mother was herself repeatedly sodomised by her partner and she supposedly proposed that the man turn his attention to her daughter.
Meanwhile, the second victim (the two-year-old boy) was subjected to sexual assault by his great-grandmother’s reputed husband, and the perpetrator has gone into hiding since the matter was reported by the child’s mother. These incidents follow the case of Archibald, who was reportedly raped and dumped in the Berbice River.