[www.inewsguyana.com] – Many persons are not in favour of Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman proceeding on vacation following investigations into allegations that he sexually molested Johnny Welshman some ten years ago.
A poll conducted by iNews asked: Should the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Raphael Trotman, take leave until a full probe into the boy child sex allegations is completed?
In response, over 1,300 persons voted with the majority saying ‘No’ [72 %], 27 percent voting ‘Yes’ and mere one percent undecided.
Trotman does not believe that he should resign as Speaker of the House and he has vehemently denied ever molesting the now 22 – year – old man. He recently revealed that he will only resign if he is charged with the offence.
Thus far, police are still investigating the allegations by Trotman.
“I have never in my life committed in any acts of a sexual nature that is illegal. I have never molested a child – male or female – and I have never, as a matter of fact, even as Counsel represented any person charged with similar offences.
“At no time did I ever and I will never in my life do anything to hurt any child or commit any offence of a sexual nature. That’s all I want to say,” the Speaker had said at a press conference.
He has since pointed fingers at the government for being behind the allegations, as he made reference to the pending No Confidence Motion against the Donald Ramotar led administration.
Trotman, in his defense, also believes that his accuser is mentally unstable. Welshman is alleging that Trotman, his father and a businessman raped him when he was a child.