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Police probe assault on girl, 6, by grandfather

Thursday, June 12, 2014

San Fernando police are investigating the assault of a six-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped for three years by her grandfather.


Two weeks ago, the 54-year-old Pleasantville man allegedly raped the girl at their home, where they live with the child’s great-grandparents. When police visited the house yesterday, the suspect could not be found.


The child was left in the care of her grandfather and great-grandparents for more than a year after the mother’s common-law husband had taken issue with the child living at his home.


Police were told the unemployed mother, who is in her mid-20s and has two other daughters, reported the incident two weeks ago after the child complained to her. 


The girl was taken to a health centre where she was examined by a medical officer who confirmed she had been sexually assaulted.