After several hours of deliberation, a 12 member jury returned two guilty verdicts against 66-year-old, Abdool Jamil over the rape of a 10-year-old girl.
The elderly man stood before Justice, Priya Sewnarine- Beharry and appeared shocked when the verdict was announced.
His Attorney, Clive Ford, requested that a probation report be prepared before sentencing. The request was granted and the convict will return to Court on August 13 for sentencing.
During the trial, the jury was told that four years ago, Jamil sexually penetrated the 10-year-old child after luring her to his house, claiming that her mother wanted her to stay at him while she was out.
During the night, he reportedly went to the girl’s room while she was asleep and raped her. The child ran away from his house the next day and told the story to a relative.
The convict offered no words following the guilty verdict yesterday.