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Guyana: Authorities probe rape of 15-year old by soldiers

From Caribbean News Service

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 31 2017 – The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) says it remains committed “to the preservation of law and order” amid allegations that three soldiers were involved in raping a 15-year-old girl.

While the GDF statement did not disclose when or where the alleged rape took place, media reports here said that the incident occurred last Saturday at Camp Stephenson at Timerhi.

Police said they are investigating the matter and the GDF said that a Board of Inquiry has since been convened to ascertain the facts and to determine whether the crime was committed.

It said it would be assisting the police in their investigations.

“The Guyana Defence Force remains committed to the preservation of law and order and will deal condignly with all transgressors,” the GDF statement added.

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