17-year-old in police custody for allegedly raping 10-year-old
Kaieteur News – October 2, 2005
The 17-year-old boy who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl on Friday in his mother’s home at Buxton was taken into police custody yesterday.
According to reports the boy had lured the unsuspecting girl into his mother’s home under the pretext of providing mangoes for her mother to make him some achar.
While the lad is claiming that the girl had entered his bedroom, called him and undressed before instructing him to have sex with her, the girl has alleged that he had pulled her from the living room into his bedroom where he blocked her mouth with his hands, pulled off her clothes and raped her.
The lad was adamant of the fact that he did not penetrate the young girl.
The girl’s mother had said that her daughter had gone to the lad’s home and had returned sobbing hysterically, relating that the young man had raped her.
Several angry residents attacked the teen upon overhearing the story, forcing him to seek refuge in the bedroom of his ailing aunt who resides nearby.
In their bid to avenge the alleged act, villagers broke down the door of the aunt’s home, and dragged out the lad beating him to unconsciousness.
Eventually, he was rescued by his mother who had returned from a business trip, and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was treated for injuries to the head, left bicep, right thumb and other areas.