Public Health Ministry employee on bail for sexual assault of 14-year-old boy

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Esan Abrams

An employee attached to the Ministry of Public Health, accused of having carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old boy, was on Tuesday released on $250,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly.

Esan Abrams, first appeared before the court of the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, on May 29 where he was not required to plead to the indictable offence, which stated that between June 12, 2015 and June 22, 2015 at the National Park, Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration of a minor.

Media operatives were not allowed to hear the proceedings; however, sources revealed that the accused is a thirty-seven-year-old resident of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

Police Prosecutor, Arvin Moore at the trial in May, had objected to bail on the grounds that the accused once lived in Trinidad and had only recently returned to Guyana, thereby posing a risk of flight.

Bail was denied by the Chief Magistrate and the accused had been on remand at the Camp Street Prison until his latest court appearance on the June 13.

Abrams had since retained the legal representation of Defence Council Nigel Hughes who successfully made a submission for bail on behalf of his client, guaranteeing him his release pending the outcome of trial.

The matter will be called again on June 21, 2017.

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