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A 61-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison for engaging in sexual activity with a differently abled child.
Octavius Williams stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who handed down the sentence at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.
The prosecution’s case stated that the man engaged in sexual activity with the 13-year-old girl on January 31, 2019, at the child’s East Ruimveldt, Georgetown residence. According to the prosecution’s case, the elderly man was seen entering the child’s bedroom by a neighbour. After hearing a strange sound, the neighbour called the child’s father and informed him. The neighbour was given permission to enter the home and upon entering the child’s bedroom, saw the elderly man pulling up his trousers. A report was made to the East Ruimveldt Police Station, and the child was taken for a medical examination. Williams was subsequently arrested and charged.