Supenaam man slapped with rape charge

A Supenaam Village, Essequibo Coast, man was on Friday remanded to prison by magistrate Sunil Scarce when he appeared at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court slapped with a rape charge.

Troy Richard, 19, was not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on May 28, 2016, he raped a 30-year-old woman of Supenaam. The labourer was unrepresented.

The Prosecution is contending that on May 28, 2016 at about 02:00h the victim went to the washroom and upon her return in her bedroom she felt a hand around her neck and a man saying, “don’t scream.”

Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack told the court that the victim was then pushed onto her bed and a knife placed to her throat by the accused who proceeded to rape her.

The Prosecutor said the victim recognised the accused since he is known to her. Following the rape he escaped after which the victim alerted her neighbours. She was then taken to the Suddie Public Hospital. The matter was later reported and the suspect arrested.

The court was told the accused admitted to Police that he indeed raped the woman.

The case will continue on June 24.