… as Police continue paedophilia investigationsWeeks after publicly claiming to have “one little boy for every day of the week”, the Guyana Police Force has taken popular cross dresser Otis “Otisha” Pearson into custody.Police in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) on Tuesday confirmed that they have arrested Pearson following accusations which were made against him in relation to paedophilia.Crime Chief Paul Williams when contacted confirmed that the popular (lesbian, gays, bisexual and transgender) LGBT personality was arrested on Monday and isOtis “Otiesha” Pearsonbeing grilled on the subject matter.“We received the file from the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) and we are now investigating the matter officially,” he said.He could not say how soon charges would be instituted against “Otisha” but is confident in conducting a thorough probe. The arrest came days after the (CC&PA) wrapped up its investigations into the alleged misconduct by Pearson involving underage boys.In late February, CC&PA’s Director, Ann Green had related that the Agency had gathered statements from a number of persons, including the young man at the centre of the controversy, and as such, the Agency was expected to move ahead with the case.This incident came to light when Pearson was released from custody after he was implicated in the murder of Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh” of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) whose body was discovered in the vicinity of Oleander Gardens, ECD.A pair of slippers and a piece of clothing belonging to the now dead man were also found along the East Coast sea walls. This drew some suspicions by the Police and since Pearson was reportedly the person seen talking to the young man, he was arrested.He however, refuted claims that he was involved in the murder. Nevertheless, as he attempted to profess his innocence, he appeared on national television during which time he made several inappropriate comments.One of such comment was that he had “a little boy” for every day of the week. However, after the television programme was aired, he was bashed on social media for the comment; one which he quickly defended, explaining that the term “little boys” was taken out of context.Soon after, photos of Pearson and a young boy standing in a compromising position appeared on social media. Pearson claimed the boy in the photo was his relative and that he was an adult. This again did not go down well with the public, since a few days later, the child in the photograph appeared on another television station claiming to be 15 years old.A birth certificate was presented with proved that he was indeed underage. The CC&PA was called in to investigation and the Agency would have wrapped up its probe, handing over the file to the Police in order for them to launch a criminal investigation.
Antoine Griezmann described France’s FIFA World Cup 2018 triumph as a “great” victory. France beat Croatia 4-2 in a high-voltage World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday to lift their second world title.Griezmann, who scored one of his team’s goals when he converted a penalty in the first half, said it was a difficult match but France made the “difference on counter-attacks”.”I don’t know where I am, it is great… Very happy. It was a difficult match. Croatia play a great game. We started timidly. We knew it was a World Cup Final. We got into the game and on counter-attacks, we made the difference. Very happy. We look forward to lifting the Cup and taking it to France,” an elated Griezmann said after the match.France took the lead in the 18th minute when Croatia’s forward Mario Mandzukic, rose to meet Griezmann’s free kick with the top of his head. He inadvertently sent it past his own goalkeeper.FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winnersPerisic and Mandzukic both scored for Croatia, first to equalize in the 28th minute and later as a consolation goal in the 69th, embarrassing Hugo Lloris with a flicked shot as the France goalkeeper tried to dribble the ball out of his goalmouth.Also read – France win World Cup 2018: Coach Didier Deschamps says it is ‘marvellous’France coach Didier Deschamps became only the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach. Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany are the others.advertisementFrance had first won the World Cup in 1998 and interestingly Deschamps was the captain of the side that beat Brazil 3-0 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in the final.France equal 60-year-old record to win second World CupBrazil legend Zagallo was the first person to achieve the feat after lifting the World Cup twice in 1958 and 1962 while he won as a manager in 1970. He also won the 1994 edition as assistant manager.Germany great Beckenbauer followed next as he clinched the World Cup as captain in 1974 and as coach in 1990.”It is really beautiful. It is marvellous. We did not play a great match but we showed a strong mental quality,” Deschamps said after the match.”We also scored four goals. We merit it. I am very happy for this team. We are coming from very far and it has not always been easy, but thanks to hard work, they are here and are on top of the world for the next four years,” he added.Deschamps creates history as France win World Cup after 20 yearsFrance President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter to celebrate the historic win.In a tweet, the president said one word: “Merci”..@equipedefrance : MERCIEmmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 15, 2018It was the highest-scoring final since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966 and the highest in normal time since Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 60 years ago. The landmarks came thick and fast in the first half too.(With inputs from Agencies)