Father, son held for alleged rape of daughter
Police at Linden have detained a minibus driver and his son for the alleged sexual assault of the man’s 17-year-old daughter, and officials from the Ministry of Human Services are investigating the case.
Kaieteur News understands that the 46-year-old man and his 18-year-old son were taken into custody yesterday after reports were made to the police.
Police and sources within the Welfare Department of the Human Services Ministry said that medical examinations appeared to support the teen’s allegations.
The victim, whose mother is dead, allegedly told police that her brother began to sexually molest her last year. After the molestation continued, she complained to her father who instead of looking into the matter and reprimanding her brother, started on her too.
One report indicated that the sordid story came to light on Tuesday after an anonymous caller reported the matter to the Probation and Family Welfare Unit in Linden.
But other sources said that the teenager confided in a friend, and revealed that she was contemplating running away from home.
After the police were called in the girl was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex, where she was examined, and it was confirmed that she was sexually active.
Subsequently, father and son were arrested and are still in custody in Linden
A welfare official disclosed that the alleged victim is at present in a female relative’s care.