Port Kaituma probation officer held on rape allegation
The Probation Officer attached to the Port Kaituma, Region 1 District is currently in police custody and is scheduled to be transferred to the city today as allegations of rape of a 13 year old have been levelled against him.
Stabroek News understands that the man, who is in his 40s, had asked the parents of the girl to keep her in his care as she was from a hinterland district and her parents could not afford her ready access to schooling.
Her parents agreed and it is reported that shortly after this the abuse began. Last weekend when she visited her parents, the child complained of sexual abuse.
On Monday, police were called in when the parents of the child reported the matter. The girl was taken to the Port Kaituma Hospital for a medical examination which confirmed evidence of sexual contact.