3 male primary school students implicated – CCPA Director
Child sodomised in washroom
Three primary school students have been implicated in the alleged sodomy of the six-year-old boy, who complained to his parents that he was sexually assaulted in the washroom of his East Coast Demerara (ECD) school.
This is according to the Social Protection Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director, Ann Greene, who told Guyana Times on Friday that the traumatised child is receiving the necessary care he requires.
According to Greene, the CCPA, which is spearheading the probe, is in receipt of information that three other students were involved.
However, Greene stated that the matter is still under investigation and that the six-year-old child will be subjected to the forensic interview on Monday.
This interview will be conducted in the presence of relevant authorities and video recorded so that the boy would not have to repeat the story and endure more emotional and/or mental fatigue, she added.
Police Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Subdivision C (East Coast Demerara), Assistant Police Commissioner, Royston Andries-Junor, confirmed that investigators are currently probing the incident, which was reported to law enforcement authorities earlier this week.
At that time, the Commander explained that in matters relating to child abuse in any form or manner, there are channels which have to be followed and that the first step is to ensure that the child (victim) receives the medical attention and counselling he/she may need before the Police take a statement.
As such, the CCPA is currently playing their part of the investigation before the child speaks to Police ranks.
He added that at this juncture, the most important part is that the child is taken care of and receives the care he needs in order to recover as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the Education Ministry, in a release to the press Thursday evening, stated that it has been made aware of the issue via social media.
According to the Ministry, a probe was launched from its end.