In the evening of Saturday 27 March, the police of the Centrum resort detained the 67-year-old foreign national BV at his home address at Henk Arronstraat. The Surinamese police were informed that a minor girl was lewd by this man at the above location.
The police were soon at the site, and upon seeing the law enforcement officers, the suspect took a break. He jumped over a fence to continue his flight. The law enforcement officers were forced to fire warning shots to change the man’s mind. The suspect ceased his flight and was handcuffed.
Investigation revealed that the 67-year-old suspect has a relationship with the mother of the 15-year-old victim. Both the mother, the child and the suspect live in the building, with BV staying downstairs and the mother and her daughter living in the upper part. On that night the internet connection was very bad.
As a result, the 15-year-old girl went down the internal stairs for a better internet connection where she was working with her mobile. Suddenly she was held by the man and touched her breasts. She pulled herself free and turned to her mother to whom she told the event. The mother did not believe her daughter’s story and paid no attention to it.
Later that evening, the 67-year-old man committed the same actions again with the 15-year-old child at an unguarded moment. The victim resisted this and recorded the communication that was taking place at that time with her mobile phone, after which she withdrew crying.
When the mother found her daughter crying shortly afterwards and asked her what was wrong, the girl had already called the police through the Command Center. The suspect was taken to the police station for arraignment.
After consultation with the Surinamese Public Prosecution Service BV has been placed in insurance reports the police.