Police corporal Derek Humphrey of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force is expected to be taken to court today, Wednesday 28th November, 2019, on charges of rape and indecent assault. Humphrey is alleged to have raped the girl at a deserted area on the leeward side of the island on Sunday morning. It is said that the girl, who lives at another village, had gone to seek refuge at a friend’s family home, having fled from her own home the day before because of an alleged sexual assault. According to information, corporal Humphrey, who was stationed in the area where the girl was staying, had an awareness of the girl’s situation. On Sunday morning, he drove to the house where the girl was staying and said he was there to take her back to her mother. The girl was released into his care. Instead of driving to her mother’s home he allegedly drove to a deserted area and raped her. It is also alleged that after raping her, he drove her to another area where it is sparsely populated and dropped her off. He told her to take a bus from there to her mother’s home. She, however, walked back to her friend’s family home some distance away and reported crime. The matter was brought to the attention of the police and an investigation was launched. Corporal Humphrey was subsequently taken into police custody and questioned. He was charged Wednesday with rape of the girl. He is also accused of an assault on a mature female at her friend’s family house that day.