Updated: Jun 16
Corentyne hire car driver, Ameer Ally of Sandreef Albion on the Corentyne was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Reliance Magistrates Court to answer a rape charge on Wednesday.
He is accused of raping a 14-year-old school girl after picking her up from the Belvedere Public Road and taking her to New Amsterdam where he committed the offence on June 6.
The driver who was released from custody on $50,000 station bail was not required to plead to the offence when it was read to him by Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh. The matter was then transferred to the Albion Magistrate's Court for July 13.
According to the teen’s father, the girl left home on Monday at about 8:00 hours to attend school in Rose Hall Town. He said the suspect who operates a hire car was passing at the time and he asked the teen if she was heading to school and she joined the vehicle.
Based on what the teen reported to her parents, after joining the vehicle the suspect went in the opposite direction and told the teen that he was going to purchase gas for the vehicle and would drop her off at school after. However, the man continued driving to New Amsterdam where he asked the teen to have sex and she refused.
MTV News Update understands that the driver locked the car doors and refused to allow the teen to exit the vehicle. The suspect kept the teen until minutes after midday then dropped her off at the head of the street where she resides.
The mother further revealed that the teen consumed a poisonous substance sometime after 14:00 hours that day and it was after being questioned that she revealed what transpired. The teen was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital where she is admitted as a patient.
Family members of the teen are calling on the relevant authorities to ensure a thorough investigation is done into the matter.
The mother of the teen also disclosed that she visited the teen at the hospital and was told that the suspect in the presence of a police officer visited the teen and took records of her condition. She noted that family members are afraid that the suspect could revisit the hospital and harm the teen.
Regional Commander Boodnarine Persaud told MTV News Update that investigations are still ongoing into the matter as the teen is still hospitalised.