– for sexual assault of teenage boy
An employee attached to the Public Health Ministry accused of having carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old boy was on Tuesday released on $250,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly.
Esan Abrams first appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on May 29, 2017, where he was not required to plead to the indictable offence. The charge stated that between June 12 and June 22, 2015 at the National Park, Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration of a minor.
Media operatives were not allowed to hear the proceedings; however, sources revealed that the accused is a thirty-seven-year-old resident of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore had initially objected to bail on the grounds that the accused once lived in Trinidad and had only recently returned to Guyana, thereby posing a risk of flight. Bail was denied by the Chief Magistrate and the accused was remanded to the Camp Street Prison until his latest court appearance.
Abrams had since retained legal representation of defence Counsel, Nigel Hughes, who successfully made a submission for bail on behalf of his client, guaranteeing him his release pending the outcome of the trial.
The matter will be called again on June 21.