Three men charged with two counts of rape and burglary in connection with the rape of two young girls in Reduit Orchard, Rodney Bay on November 2, 2015 were remanded to prison today.
Two brothers, aged 23 and 18, and a friend who is 16-years old, appeared in court today and were remanded in custody until April 8, 2016, when the matter will be taken before the High Court.
The men were arraigned during an in-camera session which was closed to the public and the media on November 19, 2015. The release of the names and images of the two young men are prohibited under local laws, mainly to protect the identity and privacy of the victim/s.
The mother of the two brothers told the media at court today that she is not happy with the action taken by her sons and their friend, and described the incident as “heart-breaking.”
The woman also publicly apologized to the two young girls and their parents.
The police had said that two females, both 16 years old, were raped by the three men. They concealed their faces with T-shirts, stormed through the apartment and entered through a closed but unlocked door, police said.
One male was armed with a gun and the females were also robbed of certain items, police said.
“The victims suffered severe lacerations of their vaginas with one being admitted to Victoria Hospital for surgical repair,” one source alleged.