A 16-year-old chainsaw operator from Siriki Village, Upper Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was on Monday released into his parents’ custody, after he appeared in court slapped with a rape charge.
The teen made his appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on February 2, 2016, he had sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old student of Upper Pomeroon River.
Following the alleged rape, a report was made at the Charity Police Station where an investigation was conducted. The file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the charge was recommended.
The teenager is expected to return to court on July 11 and as a condition of his release, he is required to report to the Charity Police Station every Friday.