One month after a 16-year-old escaped from the juvenile detention centre, he was yesterday arraigned before a City Magistrate who read a charge of escaping lawful custody to him.
The teenager, who has an alarming rap sheet, is also before the courts on charges of illegal firearm and ammunition and robbery under-arms.
He pleaded guilty to the charge which stated on August 9 last, at the juvenile holding centre at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, he escaped from custody.
The matter was held in-camera and members of the public and the media were asked to exit the courtroom.
The Magistrate remanded the defendant to the juvenile holding centre until September 28 for a probation report before ruling in the matter.
According to information, the teen slipped out of the Holding Centre after being taken to the Administrative Office to speak with a senior civilian staffer.
Kaieteur News understands that after speaking to the staffer, the youth exited through the back door of the office. He reportedly then slipped through the main gate.
A source said that a police rank had escorted the juvenile from a cell to the office. However, ranks are not allowed to be present when the juveniles are being interviewed by civilian staff.
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