Car washer allegedly threatens to rape minor

…released on ,000 bail

Twenty-four-year-old car washer Sherlon Edmonson of Westminster, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was on Thursday arraigned before West Demerara Magistrate Clive Nurse on an allegation that he had threatened a minor.
According to the charge read by Magistrate Clive Nurse, on May 29, 2017 at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, Edmonson made use of threatening language to a female minor whose identity has been withheld because she is underage.
The Prosecution’s facts are that the two persons know each other, and at about 10:30h on the day in question, the virtual complainant (VC) was walking along the La Parfaite Harmonie public road when she heard the adult male making the remarks.
The court was told that the minor was on her way to take lunch for her mother who sells in the area when the defendant reportedly came up behind her and told her he would rape her.
Fearing for her safety, the teen told her mother what had happened, and the woman reported the matter to the Police. Edmonson was later contacted and charged with the offence.
The accused, however, denied he had uttered those exact words to the young woman, and claimed he was on his way to purchase some items when he encountered the female minor.
Based on his explanation, a not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf, and the Westminster resident, who lives with his mother, was placed on $15,000 bail. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on August 3.