Police in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) have arrested a male suspect and are on the hunt for another in relation to the alleged rape committed on a 17-year-old girl.
The act was reportedly committed between April 1 and 30, 2021.
The teenage girl reportedly told detectives that sometime around the time mentioned, she was approached by the two suspects who were in a car. She was subsequently forcefully taken against her will to the home of one of the perpetrators.
There, they took turns having sex with her as they recorded the ordeal. The victim further alleged that the ordeal caused her to have a miscarriage.
She nevertheless reported the incident to her relatives more than one month after the incident and as such, the Police were called in.
One of the suspects has been arrested and placed into custody while a manhunt is underway for the second.
This comes on the heels of Police hunting for two brothers – one who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl and the other for allegedly giving her pills to abort the child after she became pregnant.
On April 10, 2021, the girl, who is an orphan, left her home to attend bible classes at a church in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). The church is reportedly a 15-minute walk from her home.
However, reports stated that as she was on her way to the church, she was approached by one of the brothers who reportedly took her to a nearby busy track, where he had sex with her.
Sometime after, the girl was given a pregnancy test by the suspect’s brother which confirmed that she was pregnant. He later gave the child abortion pills which caused her to have a miscarriage.
The matter was reported to the child’s guardian who later informed the Police. When contacted on Friday, authorities confirmed that the two men remain on the run.