A 6-year-old girl was raped Friday night during an assault that has left her South Leeward community baffled and in shock.
Reports are that the girl’s family became aware of the assault after they saw her “awash with blood” Saturday morning.
She reportedly told her family that a man of a particular description had removed her from their house and taken her to another section of the village, where the assault reportedly took place.
iWitness News understands that the girl further told her family that she walked back to her house after the sexual assault.
Reports are that the house is especially susceptible to intrusions as one of the main doors does not lock properly.
This has led persons to speculate that the assailant could be someone close to the family or with knowledge of their security situation.
The girl was rushed into surgery after being examined by doctors on Saturday.
Police have launched an investigation into the crime.