Labourer, teenage relative released on rape charges

first_imgAfter a period of investigation and intense interviews, the Police were finally cleared to lay child rape charges against a labourer from Recht-door-Zee, West Bank Demerara and his male juvenile relative.Guyana Times understands that the acts were allegedly committed on two females, who are relatives, in a West Demerara community.Twenty-four-year-old Krishna Roberts, who is reportedly a fisheries labourer, appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday charged with rape of a child under 16. He denied the allegation and was released on $100,000 bail by Magistrate Annette Singh.Robert’s teenage relative was similarly charged for raping another female, and was released on $100,000 bail after he denied the allegation. However, the boy’s identity cannot be disclosed as he is a juvenile.This publication understands that the matter occurred within the past six months and the two co-accused have been cooperating with Police. Roberts and his relative will make their next appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on January 25.Meanwhile, sources familiar with the case alleged that the guardian of the virtual complainants was the recipient of a report submitted to welfare officials where allegations surfaced that the girls were being sexually molested. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more