|Girl, 17, raped during kayaking trip, woman raped in Grande |
NALINEE SEELAL Tuesday, April 18 2017
A 17-year-old Rio Claro girl who went kayaking at Salybia River on Sunday was forcefully removed from the kayak by a man and raped in some bushes.
According to reports the victim and members of her family were camping at Salybia Beach when she was invited by a kayak attendant to take a ride in the river.
During the trip, the man guided the kayak some distance upstream and, on reaching close to some bushes, he ordered the teen out of the kayak and assaulted her.
The suspect then ordered her back into the kayak and she was taken back to Salybia Beach.
The frantic girl related her ordeal to her relatives who took her to the Mathura Police Station.
She was then taken to a district medical officer where she was examined.
The suspect was detained and taken to the police station where he is expected to be charged with several offences. Police yesterday advised members of the public to be extremely careful when venturing out on trips with strangers. In an unrelated incident, a 20-year-old woman of Sangre Grande was awaiting transportation to take her home at about 2 pm on Wednesday when she saw a 26-year-old man who she knows.
It is alleged that the man invited her to his home at Foster Road, Sangre Grande and the woman agreed.
However, while at the house, the man began cuffing the woman on her head and face and demanded sex.
The woman refused but was overpowered and raped. She managed to escape and made a report at the Sangre Grande Police Station. Corporal De La Rosa and PC Timothy visited the scene and detained the suspect.