The Guyana Police Force wishes to clarify aspects of an article published in the Kaieteur News of Sunday March 29, 2009, under the caption “Runaway teenaged boy rescued from bisexuals’ home”.
The article stated that the police had swooped down on a house at Victoria, ECD, and rescued the teenaged boy who was being held against his will by a group of bisexual men and a young woman.
The article also stated that one of the occupants of the home has been detained after he admitted that he had sexual relations with the boy and that police said that the man could face abduction and buggery charges.
Investigations into this matter have revealed that on February 22, 2009, the fifteen-years-old youth was sent on an errand by his mother to Leopold Street , Georgetown . After not seeing him return, she made a missing person report to the police on February 23, 2009, who subsequently located him at a house at Victoria on Saturday March 28, 2009. An alleged homosexual and his niece who were in the house at the time were arrested.
Further investigations revealed that the teenaged boy had traveled to Suriname and returned to the country on March 11, 2009, when he met the homosexual at the Stabroek Market area. He was subsequently invited to a house at Victoria where he went of his own free will and was reportedly not abducted and was free to come and go as he pleased.
It was also revealed that the teenaged boy was not sexually molested but had engaged in anal sex with the homosexual. Investigations are continuing.