A 40 year old man of China Town, Kamuni Creek, Demerara River was charged for having sexual activity with a child family member Contrary to Section 10 (3) (a) of the Sexual Offences Act 8:03. He made his first Court appearance before Magistrate Zameena Ali-Seepaul at Leonora Magistrate Court where the indictable charges were read to him. He was not required to plea. As such he was remanded to jail and will return to court on January 21, 2021.
Two children, a seven year old girl and ten year old boy, said to be the children of the man, have allegedly been raped and sexually assaulted repeatedly.
Daily News was made to understand from reports that the children lived in a shack with the father and mother. The mother is said to be mentally challenged.
The man would normally sexually assault the two children in front each other, whenever he drinks alcohol. In some cases, in front the mother, but reports are that she cannot comprehend what was happening.
The story broke when the children reported their ordeal to their grandmother upon her return from overseas. She then reported the matter to the Child Care and Protection Agency and police called in.
“Upon visiting the scene both children were rescued and they both related their story to the police and the childcare officials in the grandmother’s presence, since it was observed that the mother is indeed mentally ill,” The police noted.
Medical examination also revealed that the children were raped. They have since been taken into protective care.