A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 54-year-old man who is said to be her father in Westmoreland. The young girl is currently undergoing counselling.
According to reports, in late April of this year, possibly during the COVID-19 outbreak, the teenager visited her father’s home to spend some time.
One day the child was at home when her father called her into his bedroom, turned on his television and then proceeded to force the young girl to have sexual intercourse with him.
The father has since been charged with rape, but he reportedly ingested what is believed to be poison just days after news of the case began to circulate.
A report was made to the police and the suspect admitted to a hospital. He later died.
Police sources added that based on their investigations of the rape case, the suspect was posthumously charged about the second week of May.