A 27-year-old labourer of West La Penitence, Georgetown, was on Friday charged for raping an 11-year-old girl. Stephen Gordon was released on $200,000 bail following his appearance before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Gordon was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on December 29, 2020, in Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16. He will make another court appearance on May 5, 2021.
Facts presented by the Police prosecutor detailed that on the day in question, the child’s mother sent her to the shop to purchase an item but she never returned home until the next day. As a result, her mother went in search of her and notified family members that she was missing.
On December 30, 2020, the child returned home and when questioned by her mother as to her whereabouts, she informed her that she spent the night at Gordon’s home. She also told her mother what had happened. A report was immediately made to the Police and based on investigations; the man was arrested.
A file was sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and it was advised that Gordon be charged with rape.