“Curry” charged over alleged rape of ex-lover

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A 37-year-old man who is accused of raping his ex-lover after she had accompanied him to the Alpha Hotel was on Wednesday slapped with a rape charge.

Troy Jones, called ‘Curry’, of 97 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in that Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that on October 24, 2020, at Alpha Hotel, Agricola, East Bank Demerara, he engaged in sexual penetration of a woman without her consent.

The rape accused was released on $150,000 bail.

His case continues on June 21, 2021.

According to information presented to the court, Jones and the woman had been in a relationship for the past 11 years, but that relationship ended sometime last year. However, they were still on speaking terms.

It is alleged that on October 24, 2020, the woman agreed to meet Jones at the hotel. Jones sent a taxi to pick her up from home, and he and the woman spent time together at the hotel.

Thereafter, the taxi dropped them at their respective homes.

Sometime after, the woman made a report at the Police station that Jones had raped her at the hotel. An investigation was launched, and Jones was later charged with the offence.