The police have investigated the alleged sexual assault of four-year-old girl

Dear Editor,

The Guyana Police Force is responding to the editorial published in Stabroek News yesterday under the caption `Make it happen.’

A paragraph of the article deals with the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old girl by her father in a mining community in the interior and quoted the child’s mother as having “expressed concern that though she had reported the matter and the man was arrested, there had been no follow-through by the police.”

The Police Force wishes to clarify that having received the report of the alleged sexual assault on February 11, 2015, the ranks responded and arrested the child’s father on the very day. He was subsequently placed on bail on February 13, 2015.

At the completion of investigations into the matter, the file was submitted to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on February 18, 2015, for legal advice. It was later returned to the police for further investigations to be conducted into some areas that had been identified.

The investigations have since been completed and the file in this matter is presently in the process of being returned to the DPP for further advice.

Yours faithfully,

Ivelaw Whittaker

Public Relations and Press Officer Ivelaw                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Public Relations and Press Officer


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