Girl, 10, allegedly raped, left unconscious by relative
A 10-year-old-child is reported to have been raped by a close family member in the North West District – Region One (Barima-Waini).
Police Headquarters in a statement on Thursday said it is alleged that on Wednesday at about 10:30h, the child was “made to endure forcible sexual assault which left her unconscious.”
The child was left in the care of the older male family member.
Police said the suspect threatened to kill the child if she spoke about it. Nonetheless, the child confided in her grandmother who immediately alerted authorities.
The victim was later escorted to the hospital where she was examined and a medical certificate in her favour was obtained.
Swift police response has led to the suspect being arrested with statements to be taken, as investigations continue.