Policeman attempts to rape Brazilian woman
One Brazilian young woman was made to suffer at the hands of a policeman who took an oath to serve and protect. The woman along with her reputed husband, her grandmother, her mother- in- law and a family friend all testified to sexual harassment and attempted rape.
According to the young Brazilian, she was at Eve Leary Police Station on November 6, last, to report a stolen passport. She said that she was instructed by a male officer who told her she would have to go and see a Justice of Peace (JP).
Her reputed husband, Jose Pedro De Sousa, and his mother were at the station and they took the policeman’s advice to visit a JP. The policeman then told her that there was one in Church Street and that they should go there.
Jose had his car and they all proceeded to Church Street with the rank, into the building. The woman reported that the officer said that he would have to search her before allowing her to see the JP because the JP was attacked recently with a knife by a young lady.
The woman recounted that she then was escorted into a room with the male officer who began to squeeze her breast and rub her body. She said that he eventually asked her to unzip her pants and she refused.
The officer told her that if she wanted help she should obey orders. She said that she surrendered. The officer then shoved his hands into her underwear and inserted his finger in her vagina.
She was later told by the policeman that the Justice of the Peace was not in. She did not relate to her husband what had happened because of fear.
Nevertheless she told her grandmother what had happened and that was how her reputed husband learnt of the episode.
According to Jose Pedro De Sousa, 29, his first encounter with the police man was at Eve Leary.
He said that the man pretended to be my friend and started calling me daily because he thought that my wife had not told me anything.
“He started calling me daily asking for me to put credit in his phone, for money and he also wanted me to drop him home almost everyday.”
Jose said the next time the policeman sought to sexually assault his wife was on November 22. “The policeman called me that morning and asked me about my whereabouts and who was with me. I was at my mother with my wife at New Market Street and I told the officer that.
“Approximately fifteen minutes after speaking to him I saw him coming down the road riding a bicycle; he then stopped in front of my mother’s house and called for me.
“Officer (name given) then told me that the outpost in Water Street wanted me in connection with a robbery. He further told me that my car number plate was recorded inside the police books and that it was his friend’s book and that he could help me clear that up.
“He told me that I can trust him and for me to follow him to the outpost for him to cover up the story. I followed him to the outpost to clear my name; I was then introduced to a policeman in uniform.
The man then carried me to a police outpost not too far from Fogarty’s. The officer to whom I was not introduced, asked me to produced my driver’s license and asked if I was a Guyanese. I then told him that I was a Brazilian and he asked for my passport which I gave him.
“He then told me that he is going to call CID and I will be placed in police custody since it is alleged that I have been involved in a robbery. “He then told me that he don’t like Brazilians and I will be the first he will deport from this country,” Jose said
According to Maria An, Jose’s mother, she received a call from her son and learnt that he was in police custody.
According to the young Brazilian girl, she was told that she would be taken to Eve Leary to see her husband. However she was taken to the back of the police station where there was what appeared to be a workshop.
“The policeman then took me into a lonely room and told me he had to search me before I saw my husband. I was wearing a skirt and blouse and he told me to take off my blouse and then my skirt. I became very scared and then he assaulted me and told me if I wanted my husband to be freed I would do everything he asked me to do or else my husband will go to jail.”
The woman said that she prevented the rape by behaving hysterically. “Then I rushed to pick up my clothes. He then took me to the car and warned me not to say anything to anyone.
“I was later taken to see my husband.”
Jose then added that he was eventually released and was told by the amorous policeman not to tell anyone anything.
Jose, never the less made a report of what had transpired to Brickdam Police Monday and gave a statement. The rank remained in custody.
And Anil Chandra of Race Course, Springlands, has been charged with carnal knowledge following investigations into a report of alleged carnal knowledge committed on a female juvenile on October 21, 2009, at the Springlands Police Station.
The juvenile was there for wandering,
Anil Chandra, who gave his age as 16, appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and was placed on $150,000 bail and ordered to return to court tomorrow.
However, the investigations have revealed that Anil Chandra is not a member of any Community Policing Group as was earlier reported.