Police investigating rape of girls ages 10 and under
By Malisa Playter Harry
Police in ‘B’ Division are currently investigating the alleged rape of three girls, ages; 10, 7 and 4.
The girls were seen by villagers sleeping on the Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice (EBB) Seawall on Thursday morning who alerted the School’s Welfare Officer.
The Officer subsequently visited the location and collected the girls and after being questioned, the girls said they were abused and told to leave their home.
News Room understands that the girls were taken to the New Amsterdam Police Station where it was recommended by Commander of ‘B’ Division Ian Amsterdam, that the girls be medically examined. This confirmed that the sisters were subjected to some form of sexual abuse and they were admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital for observation.
It was also noticed that one of the girls had a bruise on her head to which she told the Welfare Officer that her step-father hit her with a hammer.
The mother who has a total of 14 children, 11 girls and 3 boys was arrested on Friday morning and is currently in police custody.
However, the other siblings do not reside with the mother and step-father.
According to the commander of B Division Ian Amsterdam, the police are still hunting for the stepfather who has since gone into hiding.