The age of consent is thirteen

Stabroek News

June 3, 2004

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Dear Editor,

A few years ago I attended a seminar at the Le Meridien Hotel in relation to the rights of the child. The First Lady was a leading figure in the proceedings.

I learnt there that in Guyana the age of consent for sexual involvement is thirteen years. Did I receive wrong information?

If not, what is the outcry about a current matter involving a thirteen-year-old and an adult? Both persons involved appear to be operating within their constitutional rights.

God help Guyana!

Yours faithfully,

Krishna Nand Prasad