An elderly woman from Carriacou was savagely raped by a 41-year old man.
Henson Joseph a Shoemaker of Grand Bay, Carriacou was brought to court on the mainland on Monday on a charge of rape of the 80-year old woman from the sister isle.
The incident allegedly took place in the early morning of April 2 at the woman’s home.
A source told
Newspaper, the woman who is bed-ridden and lives alone had retired for the night when she was allegedly attacked by Joseph who used insulting language to her.
The source said the woman was awaken when she haeard noise through her doorway, and saw the accused man entering the bedroom.
According to the source, when she attempted to scream, Joseph allegedly placed a towel inside his victim’s mouth and used a bed sheet to cover her face while he engaged in sexually assaulting the elderly lady.
This newspaper learnt that he also had sex with the lady through her anus.
The woman who suffers with arthritis had to seek medical attention at the Princess Royal Hospital in Carriacou.
A News Release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said Joseph’s arrest came less than 48 hours after the report was made to the police by a close relative of the woman.
Joseph appeared at the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and was remanded to prison by Magistrate Jerry Seales.
Earlier this year, an 84-year old woman on the mainland was sexually attacked by 34-year old Carlson Batson of Springs, St. George’s.
Batson entered the woman’s home and allegedly sexually molested her.
The woman was released by her attacker after she screamed for help and neighbours came to her rescue.
Meanwhile, a Communications Officer at one of the Statutory Bodies has lodged a complaint of rape against her former boyfriend.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper the victim informed the police that she was sexually attacked by her ex-lover who came to her house to drop off their son.
The source who spoke on condition of not being named said the accused used the opportunity to enter his child mother’s room and to lie down on the bed.
According to the source, the Communications Officer asked her one-time boyfriend to leave her premises, but instead he asked her for sex and attempted to hold her down.
He said the young lady ran into another room, locked the door, but her ex-lover used a knife to force open the door and then proceeded to force her for sex.
Police are investigating the matter.