Man found guilty of raping teen relative

Esmond Slowe was on Tuesday afternoon found guilty 11-1 by a jury of sexual activity with a female relative who was 14 at the time.

Accused: Esmond Slowe

He pleaded not guilty to the unlawful acts which occurred on December 16, 2016 in an area in Georgetown. His trial commenced after he entered a not-guilty plea.
Slowe was represented by Attorney Maxwell McKay.
Justice Jo Ann Barlow, who presided over the matter, summed up the trial evidence before the jury was allowed to deliberate.
After two hours of consideration in the deliberation room, the panel returned with the majority guilty verdict, but the accused presented a stoic face to the court.
His sentencing was delayed to December 14 to facilitate the presentation of a probation report that Attorney McKay requested. Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial led the State’s case.