Saturday 24 October, 2020

Man found guilty of kidnapping, sexual assault - 12 years later

Nearly 12 years later, a 48-year-old man who was on trial for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2007 has been found guilty.

Gerald Delpeche, of Siparia, was found guilty by a nine-member jury at the San Fernando High Court.

He was represented by attorney Rekha Ramjit.

The matter was heard before Justice Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo.

The State was represented by attorneys Danielle Thompson and Katrisha Ambrose.

Delpeche was on bail prior to the trial, however, after he was found guilty, he was remanded into custody until the matter is recalled for submissions on mitigation by his attorney.

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