E’bo teen, 17, remanded for rape of female relative, 12,
Troy John, the 17-year-old boy who allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old relative, on Christmas Eve day last year, has been charged with rape.
John appeared on Monday at the Charity Magistrate Court before Magistrate Leron Daly. Bail was subsequently refused and he is scheduled to make his second appearance before Daly on February 28th.
According to reports, on Christmas Eve Night last, the 12-year-old left her Essequibo coast home, her place of residence, in the company of her step-father.
During the course of the night, the report added, the teenager was seen imbibing alcohol in the company of her aunt in the compound of the Anna Regina Fire Station.
The report said that later that night, efforts to take the teenager home failed because there were no vehicles.
The girl was offered to stay at a relative’s house at Anna Regina where the incident of rape allegedly occurred later that night.
The 12-year-old was hospitalized at the Suddie Public Hospital while the accused was placed on $40,000 station bail.
According to the lawyer, Hemraji Rajkumar, John who is employed as a sailor at sea was in police custody and even after he was released on station bail, he never opted to escape the jurisdiction.
Rajkumar also said John was a first time offender and he is not a flight risk since his mother, who is employed as a neighborhood police, will ensure he attends trial.
Magistrate Daly, however, after listening to Rajkumar, noted that the fact John works at sea posed a flight risk. She refused to grant bail.