Alleged rapist remanded for escaping police custody
Police contend that Cleveland King, charged with allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a minor (child), was on August 17, 2017 under lawful custody at Kuru Kururu on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway when he escaped from the police outpost.
At King’s arraignment before City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday, Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves contended that the 24-year-old excavator operator of the Kuru Kururu, EBD community simply walked out of the police outpost on the day in question. He also strenuously objected to King being placed on bail because of the serious nature of the offence.
According to a source, the accused was reportedly heard saying, “This girl been living by me”, in relation to the alleged case of sexual assault.
King was remanded to prison until August 28, 2017, when next his case would be called.