An elderly Corentyne woman in her nineties was reportedly raped early this morning. The nonagenarian’s caregiver told police that at around 07:30hrs, she went to the home of the victim to wake and to take her out.
The caregiver observed that the door was open, which is unusual. This caused her to call out for the victim who responded that “them boys come in and beat her up and push their hand down her throat and choke her”.
The caregiver, in attending to the victim, observed that she was very traumatized. At this time she also noticed what appeared to be blood on the victim’s clothing and bed spread.
The caregiver immediately reported her suspicion via a call to the police. The victim was then accompanied to the Port Mourant Public Hospital (under police escort), where a medical examination was done.
The medical certificate confirmed that the elderly woman was raped.
Earlier this afternoon one of the suspects was arrested and is in police custody. The hunt is currently underway for two other suspects as the investigation continues.