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Amerindian Village Chief charged with raping 10-year old daughter

An Amerindian Village Chief from Region One (Barima/Waini), was Wednesday arraigned on two counts of allegedly raping his 10 year old daughter who is four months pregnant for him.

The Sexual Offences Act prevents the disclosure of the identities of either the perpetrator or the victim. He was not required to plea to the two indictable charges of rape.

Demerara Waves Online News was told that the man was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry until May 19 when he would appear in the Mabaruma Court.

Investigators from the Ministry of Human Services and the Guyana Police Force became involved in the matter after the girl was tested as being pregnant when she was taken to the Mabaruma Hospital.