Tuesday 17 September, 2019

22-yr-old charged again with statutory rape

A security officer, who is already before the courts of allegations of sexual assault, reappeared on Thursday, charged with another crime of sexual penetration against the same 16-year-old teenager.

As a result, bail was denied to Rajkumar Rampersad, 22, of Williamsville, when he appeared before Magistrate Nalini Singh at the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court.

The offence, police claimed, was committed while Rampersad was out on bail for the first matter.

The 22-year-old was charged with sexually penetrating the 16-year-old girl during the Carnival period.

PC Rajkumar was the charging officer in the matter.

After further submissions to the court, the matter was adjourned to April 4.

Rampersad first appeared before the court on allegations of sexual assault in September.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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