Sacked doctor arrested on child abuse allegation

Sacked Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) doctor Vishwamintra Persaud has been taken into police custody in West Berbice over allegations that he sexually molested a 13-year-old girl.

Reports are that the girl who is in the custody of the Child Care & Protection Agency (CCPA) was examined by doctors.

Stabroek News learnt that the CCPA received the information earlier this year and was conducting investigations into the matter.

Police picked him up at his business place at Bush Lot yesterday afternoon.

Persaud was fired from the GPH after information surfaced that his licence was terminated in the US, after he pleaded guilty to child molestation.

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