The child is alleged to have been raped by a family member

A girl under the age of 16 is said to have been raped several times by a close family member.

Police said the suspect began “engaging in sexual activity with the minor during December 2020, after which he continued.”

The incidents occurred in Region One (Barima-Waini).

The woman eventually entrusted a female relative who immediately reported the matter to police on April 6.

The Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) is now handling the matter as police launch a search for the suspect.

A girl under 16 has alleged she was sexually assaulted on April 6.

The victim notified a parent who subsequently reported an issue to the police.

Checks were carried out for the suspect but were not found.

Investigations are ongoing.

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