Linden Police probing rape of 6-year-old

first_imgPolice in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are probing the rape of a six-year-old child.Guyana Times understands that a 44-year-old man of Wisroc, Wismar, Linden, has been arrested and questioned in relation to the incident. This newspaper was told that he has since been released on $50,000 station bail pending the probe.A Police source confirmed that as a condition for the station bail, the man is required to report daily at the Police station. E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander, Linden Lord has indicated that legal advice has since been sought on the way forward.Region 10 recorded the highest cases of child abuse in Guyana in 2017, with a 22.1 per cent of the country’s total. Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann Greene, had confirmed that most of the reported cases in the region came from Linden. According to information from the Agency, the overall rate of child abuse for Guyana in 2017 is 15.8 children per 1000 of the national population of children. Greene had stressed the importance of understanding “rates” in terms of population size when looking at the number of children being abused, as she pointed out that according to the rates, Region 10 had the highest. She also indicated that Region 10 had the highest rate of child neglect and sexual abuse.last_img read more