THE country’s innocent continue to be preyed upon by those in positions of trust.
In the latest incident of sexual abuse against minors, police have seized a cell phone containing an explicit video of a five-year-old girl performing oral sex on the 31-yearold boyfriend of her mother. The man, a security guard, is on the run. The shocking content of the video was discovered by the child’s mother on Sunday night at her Rio Claro home after the boyfriend left his cell phone unattended in a washroom.
The woman’s brother, who found the cell phone was attempting to play a game when he discovered the child in a sex video. Confused at first by what he saw, the shocked youth gave the phone to his sister (the five-year-old child’s mother) and they both viewed the video.
The woman, sources said, screamed and collapsed as she saw her daughter performing oral sex on her boyfriend.
Newsday understands that when the hysterical woman confronted her boyfriend, he dashed out of the house and remains at large. A report was made to the Rio Claro Police Station and the cell phone handed over to officers. Officers of the Child Protection Unit were alerted and they took the five-yearold child to be examined by a doctor.
The little girl was interviewed and told police that the man, whom she called ‘uncle’, showed her how to perform oral sex on him and promises her snacks as a reward. ‘Uncle’, she told investigators, warned her that she would be punished severely if she told anyone about what she had done. It remained unclear how many times the child was abused by the predator.
The child’s mother and the man began dating a few months ago and the suspect began visiting the woman’s home thereafter. He began sleeping over sometimes and was said to have developed a close relationship with the five-year-old.
Police sources revealed the woman trusted her boyfriend enough to leave him unattended with the child as she ran errands. The woman told police she did not have a home address for the man, saying only that he lived somewhere down south. The two met while on the job, as security guards.
On Monday, the woman and her daughter began receiving counselling and officers of the Victim and Witness support Unit are to continue speaking with the two. Yesterday, police from Eastern Division began the search for the suspect. They are also working closely with officers of the Cyber Crime Unit and TSTT to assist them in getting an address for the suspect.
GIRL FEARS ‘UNCLE’ Newsday understands that the little girl appeared confused over the entire situation and began crying saying she is afraid her ‘uncle’ would be angry with her if she told of what they were doing. She has not attended school this week and is being closely monitored by her mother.
Yesterday, officers of Eastern Division said they are treating the incident with the highest priority and intend to arrest the suspect, whom they described as a sexual predator. Sources called on parents to pay particular attention with their children and not to trust boyfriends or stepfathers with minors.
They added that the era of calling family friends and visitors, ‘uncle’ and ‘aunty’, must come to an end as innocent, naive children automatically view these persons as friends of mommy and daddy and a person whom they can trust.
Last Friday, a 55-year-old grandmother was charged with three counts of serious indecency against her seven-year-old grandson. The woman has been placed on $70,000 bail after appearing in court on Monday. Police and officials from the Child Protection Unit are also investigating the alleged sexual abuse of a one-year-old child in Biche.
They are are also investigating an incident in which a 15-year-old girl, via a video, stated she had been in a sexual relationship with her father and later, her uncle. The teen is pregnant and expected to give birth at any time. Her whereabouts and that of her uncle remain unknown.
The man has professed his love for his niece and said he is not afraid of the police or being arrested.