Ex-Policeman accused of rape to stand trial

first_imgA former member of the Guyana Police Force, Deon Aaron, who is accused of raping a three-year-old girl, will face a Judge and a jury as he was on Thursday committed to stand trial in the High Court.At the conclusion of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) conducted before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, Magistrate Latchman noted that the prima facie case was made out.Aaron, of Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that on March 14, 2016, at Friendship Squatting Area, EBD, he engaged in sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16.Moreover, it was alleged that on the day in question, the child was left in the care of Aaron by her mother. When she returned home, the child complained that she was not feeling well.The mother, upon checking the three-year-old, observed that she may have been sexually assaulted.The matter was then reported, and an investigation was carried out. The accused was arrested and charged for the offence.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield strongly objected to bail being granted to the accused, citing the serious nature of the offence, the penalty that the charge attracts, and the fact that a young child was involved.Magistrate Latchman granted Aaron $200,000 bail pending his High Court trial.The matter was held in camera.last_img read more


first_imgColm “Gooch” Cooper, winner of four All Ireland football medals with Kerry, who visited Loreto Community School yesterday.The GAA star officially opened the Outdoor Challenge Centre and launched the AIB “Build a Bank” for Transition Years in the school.He also took the school teams for coaching sessions.  COLM ‘GOOCH’ COOPER OPENS MILFORD SCHOOL’S OUTDOOR CHALLENGE CENTRE – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIBColm CooperGoochLoreto Milfordlast_img read more

Singer Rawls in hospital, suffering from cancer

first_imgSinger Lou Rawls is being treated for lung cancer, and his estranged wife said he also has brain cancer and suggested his condition is dire. “Don’t count me out, brother,” Rawls said Thursday night from his room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “There’s been many people who have been diagnosed with this kind of thing, and they’re still jumpin’ and pumpin’.” Rawls, in the interview with the Arizona Republic, said he has received alternative and traditional medical treatments for lung cancer. He said he quit his regular smoking habit 35 years ago. The lung cancer was diagnosed a year ago and the brain cancer in May, his estranged wife, Nina, said during a marriage annulment hearing Thursday in Arizona. He has also appeared on television shows and in movies, including “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Blues Brothers 2000.” His charitable work has included telethons that helped the United Negro College Fund raise nearly $200 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “By his doctor’s admission, he is not expected to live much more,” she said. Rawls’ attorney, Robert L. Schwartz, attended the annulment hearing, but did not discuss the singer’s prognosis. Rawls, who has lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2003, said in court papers that he is trying to annul his two-year marriage and protect hundreds of thousands of dollars of assets that his wife “absconded with.” His estranged wife, who has worked as Rawls’ manager since 2003, says she transferred nearly $350,000 into an account that she solely controls to prevent one of Rawls’ two adult daughters from seizing the money. Rawls, 70, has sold more than 40 million albums and won three Grammys during a career spanning more than four decades. His voice has been described as “sweet as sugar, soft as velvet, strong as steel, smooth as butter.” His hits include “Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing,” “Dead End Street” and “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine.” last_img read more