A 40-year-old man was on Wednesday charged for raping a 13-year-old girl.
Collin Venture appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. It is alleged that during September 2020 at Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16. Venture, who was not required to plead to the indictable charge, was released on $150,000 bail.
However, as a condition of bail, he was instructed to report to the Police Station weekly until the hearing and determination of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI). Venture will make his next court appearance on Monday.
Based on information, Venture is known to the teenage girl and it is alleged that he was in the habit of taking the girl into a toilet behind a shop where he would rape her.
The matter came to light after the girl’s stepmother searched her phone and discovered some very disturbing messages between her and Venture. The young girl was confronted and she admitted that Venture raped her. A report was made to the Police, and the man was arrested and charged. (G1)