Girl, 16, raped in store, suspect in custody

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Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl, which occurred in April in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the incident was only reported on Thursday to the police at around 13:00hrs.

The teenager claimed that the rape was committed during the month of April 2021 at a local store, where the suspect demanded sex from her and she refused.

The suspect persisted and committed the act before escaping. He remains in custody as investigations continue.

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