[www.inewsguyana.com] – A woman was remanded to prison for recruiting another female with the intention of prostituting her. Forty – seven – year old Patricia Crossman of North Ruimveldt Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on June 14 at Sussex Street Georgetown, she recruited Joy Thomas for the purpose of exploitation.
Police prosecutor Bharrat Mangru told the court that the complainant and accused are known to each other and that on the day in question the accused told the complainant that she will employ her to work at 14 mile Issano as a bartender.
According to the prosecutor, the accused took the complainant to a store and salon where she bought her new clothes and did her hair and nails. However when they arrived at 14 mile Issano in Region Seven, the complainant noticed that the accused had already employed a bartender and when she enquired about her job the accused told her that she was there to do prostitution. Attorney – at – law Mark Waldron represented the accused and while making an application for bail told the court that his client denied knowing the complainant adding that his client spent five days in police custody.
Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry remanded Patricia Crossman until October 22. [Royan Abrams]