Man held for raping 10-year-old
A Portland man is now in custody for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl at Breastwork in the parish on the weekend.
Police sources have revealed that the child was sexual molested by a man, believed to be in his late 40s and who is said to be involved in a relationship with the child's mother,
According to the police, the child reportedly left her home and went to a nearby river with family and friends Saturday afternoon.
It is alleged that after swimming, the 10-year-old decided to head home for a change of clothing, but did not return and family members became worried.
naked and crying
The police said that the girl's sister went to investigate and the child was seen at her home, naked and crying. The mother was not at home. The child was taken to hospital for examination. It is further reported that the man was also seen at the house, but that he later fled the area.
An alarm was raised and the man was later picked up by the police, who also came under verbal attack from residents, who demanded his release, so that they could carry out their own justice.
Up until yesterday morning dozens of residents reportedly converged at the Port Antonio Police Station demanding that the man be released into their custody, as it was not the first time that he was accused of sexually molesting the child.
The Portland police are investigating.