Family members of Acting Station Sergeant Glenville Alleyne have expressed hurt over swirling accusations of paedophilia and statutory rape that might have led to his death.
Alleyne, a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force’s Marine Unit, was discovered at his Foul Bay, St Philip home on Sunday with a fatal gunshot wound, amid unconfirmed reports that he had taken his own life. A post mortem is to be conducted on the late officer.
This morning, as they sat on the step of their Providence, Christ Church home where Alleyne lived for many years and assisted in raising them, his nephews Dave and Ryan Alleyne said they were aware of their uncle being called a paedophile, but were adamant that “the story out there is not true, actually it is far from the truth”.
As they responded to rumours circulating on social media that their uncle had unlawful sexual intercourse with a
15-year-old girl, they claimed they were aware of at least three other men who had been similarly accused by the same minor. They alleged that the same teenager’s mother had been making demands of the officer and was “running after him for money and calling the man phone harassing he even after he dead”.
Dave added he was upset with his uncle for not reaching out to family members for help with dealing with the stress of the situation. He explained that he was aware Alleyne had got word that the accusation was being investigated by his colleagues, and on Monday [the day after his death] he was going to be called in for questioning.
“If everybody had to know the real story of what happen, they wouldn’t be saying the things that they saying. People saying that he raped a little girl, but it was far from rape.
“He was actually taking care of the little girl. So for she and she mother to walk about and say that he rape she . . . everybody know she got must be about three of four rape cases,” Dave said, adding that his uncle also provided for the 15-year-old girl along with his own children.
“I read something there [on the Internet] saying that my uncle do so much to the girl that she in hospital. What hospital? The girl ain’t in no hospital. The girl home. People got to stop talking s***, but I know that is how black people is,” Ryan said.
The brothers said they believed the allegations were made against Alleyne because he ended his personal relationship with the teenager’s mother, who they claimed had not handled it very well.
“That [allegation against him] is a lie; not my uncle. That woman pester my uncle, but my uncle couldn’t take the pressure of being accused. Anybody call you a rapist or a homosexual in Barbados, it tarnishes your name. The first thing when you get carry way as a Station Sergeant or a Sergeant, the newspaper going come.
“And them going take pictures and label it: ‘paedophile charged’. My uncles’ reputation would have been changed for life. This woman harassed my uncle over and over for money. She terrorized my uncle and carry my uncle down through the gutter till he couldn’t take it no more,” Ryan said.
Without getting too detailed, Dave said it was heart wrenching to think about the pain and trauma his uncle would have experienced in his final moments.
Dave said one of his uncle’s last conversations would have been with his eldest child who he told about the allegations and also informed her where his important documents could be sourced, but did not tell her about his plans to commit suicide.
“The woman made the man miserable. The man dead and she still calling the landline and people saying he ain’t here. Why you keep calling the man phone over and over? After she done do what she had to do, she still calling the man phone,” a visibly upset Ryan lamented.
Dave said despite the rumours and allegations, Alleyne was a first class family man and citizen who committed his life to not only serving the police force, but also ensuring his children, nieces and nephews travelled along the right path. He said quite often Alleyne could be seen with at least ten children, taking them to the beach or out to have fun.
“He took his niece that was not doing well in school and took her to live with him and his children. He helped her with her schoolwork and today she has CXCs. That is the kind of man he was; not a rapist,” Dave declared sadly.