MANDEVILLE, Manchester:A MAN has been taken into custody by the Mandeville police for allegedly raping his 12-year-old god-daughter.
According to reports from the police, the man who is a taxi driver from Mandeville allegedly molested the girl while taking her home from school on Thursday.
A report was made to the police who arrested him yesterday.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick Cochrane, head of Area 3, said that the man is being questioned and is expected to be charged soon.
Cochrane said, "This case demonstrates what we have been saying in terms of persons betraying the trust placed in them. In many cases, these are persons who are family members and family friends who have taken advantage of the trust of the victims in committing these sexual offences."
Cochrane made a plea to families to be very watchful over the young ones who many times fall victims to these crimes.
- Dave Lindo