Man arrested for allegedly molesting child

first_imgPolice in Linden are investigating allegations that a 44-year-old man of Wismar, Linden committed sexual activity with a child.The suspect is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations into the alleged incident. He was reportedly taken into Police custody on Wednesday, but no charges have as yet been instituted.‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police Commander Linden Lord has indicated that before Police institute charges, legal advice would first have to be obtained. He, however, confirmed that the suspect is cooperating with Police as investigations continue.Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) had recorded the highest cases of child abuse in Guyana in 2017 — 22.1 per cent of the country’s total. Director of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), Ann Greene, has confirmed that most of the reported cases in the Region came from Linden.According to information emanating from the agency, the overall rate of child abuse for Guyana in 2017 stood at 15.8 children per 1000 of the national population of children.Greene has stressed the importance of understanding “rates” in terms of population size when looking at the number of children being abused, as she pointed out that according to the rates, Region 10 had the most cases of child abuse for 2017, as well as the highest rate of child neglect and sexual abuse.last_img

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