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