GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana prosecutors have cleared the South American country's assembly speaker of child molestation allegations made against him by a family friend's son.

Raphael Trotman has served as speaker of Guyana's 65-member parliament since late 2011. Since September, authorities have examined allegations made against him by a 22-year-old man who accused Trotman of molesting him when he was 13. Trotman and the accuser's father are old friends.

In recent months, Trotman has denied any wrongdoing and said he believed it was politically motivated because a party he helped found had brought a no-confidence motion against President Donald Ramotar's administration.

The accuser's father has publicly stated that his son was troubled and his accusations should not be taken seriously.

On Thursday, the prosecutor's office announced the case was baseless.