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Elderly man charged with rape of 12-year-old girl in St Mary

A 56-year-old man from Barracks River, Richmond in St Mary has been charged for the alleged detention and rape of a 12-year-old girl on August 4.

The child reportedly went to the man's home about 4 p.m. to collect items, when she was locked inside the house and sexually assaulted.

Following the assault, the accused allegedly locked the child inside a room.

The girl managed to escape and made a report to the police.

The man was subsequently arrested and charged after being pointed out during an identification parade. 

He is charged with unlawful detention with intent to have sexual intercourse and rape.

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