Guyana – Mum pleads for cops to protect son after alleged gang rape
GEORGETOWN –– The mother of the teenager, who was allegedly drugged and raped by ten men in a house at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD), is pleading with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to provide protection for her son.
She said she was told that when she is not at the hospital strange people would be visiting her 18-year-old son at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The Bellevue, West Bank Demerara (WBD) resident said she even met three individuals last Saturday at the hospital.
“Three persons come to see him and I don’t even know them. I have never seen them before; they just come and stand up just like that, looking at him; and my son doesn’t have a lot of friends. So I don’t know why they are there,” the woman related.
She told Kaieteur News she was scared that people might try to harm her son to prevent him from giving the police a statement.
“He is slowly recovering . . . . He is not talking, but he looks at you and shakes his head. The doctors said he was still traumatized and that could be one of the reasons why he is not talking,” the mother stated.
The woman said that the police are awaiting her son’s recovery to take a statement.
The teen is receiving counselling; he is constantly being visited by the hospital’s psychiatrist.
The victim’s mother told Kaieteur News that around 4 p.m. on December 31 last, the teen left his home to attend an Old Year’s Night party with a friend.
She explained that her son did not return home later that night.
“The next day [New Year’s Day] about five o’clock in the afternoon I get a call from my son’s friend. He said that my son would sleep by him the night and come home the next day [Friday, January 2], and I said that was okay,” the mother said.
She added that later that night [New Year’s], she received another call from her son’s friend.
“He call and tell me that he sending my son in a taxi, but my son didn’t reach home till around 11 o’clock that night. He came with a car and as soon as the car stop, he run out,” the mother of nine said.
“My son was in a terrible condition. He was scared for his life; he was nervous, his body was trembling and I could see he was in pain.”
According to the devastated mother, at that point she did not question the teen much, since he was in too much discomfort.
She said that he later asked to use the washroom.
“I hold him up, but he couldn’t defecate. He was just shaking and he was crying out for belly pain. When he wiped himself, there was a lot of blood on the tissue and I hold him up and put him to lie down on a bed.”
The mother said that when she questioned her son, he related the dreadful news to her.
“He said that his friend jook he with a needle; he and about nine other men rape him in a house.”
She said that the teenager’s arm was swollen which seemed to indicate that he had indeed been injected.
The woman said that her son told her that the men then locked him in the house and later went back for him.
“He said that the boys took him somewhere and they were going to shoot him, but a lady see and shout, and tell him to run. He run and jump in a taxi and the car bring him home,” the mother said.