A seven-year-old boy was allegedly abducted and brutally sodomised yesterday in the Evan Street area of May Pen, Clarendon, reportedly by a 30-year-old man from the community.
The alleged attacker was later held and severely beaten by members of the community.
The child’s mother told THE WEEKEND STAR that the youngster went to a nearby gully to catch fish, when he was tied up, taken to a cave some three miles away and sodomised for hours.
She said after noticing her son was gone for an unusually long period, she went outside and saw a crowd of people coming towards her house with the boy crying uncontrollably. He reportedly gave vivid details and was immediately taken to the May Pen Police Station, then the May Pen Hospital, where he was treated by doctors.
“Parents keep your eyes on your children, don’t let them out of your sight for a minute … it’s not only girls it a happen to, them a rape off the young boys them too,” she said in an impassioned plea.
An uncle of the traumatised boy, who is a grade-one student at a primary school in the parish, said he was shocked when he saw the crowd coming towards him with his nephew crying.
He said upon being questioned, the child described his assailant. An angry crowd went searching for the suspect, who was then seen with one of his brothers. Both men were beaten mercilessly.
“After the people them go up a him house, him and his brother start run, but the people run them down and beat them badly before the police come rescue them and carry them go hospital,” the uncle explained.
Police confirmed that they have received a report of the incident and that the two men have been admitted to hospital as they continue their investigations.