(Trinidad Guardian) A Guyanese teenager charged with buggering his five-year-old cousin has been ordered not to return to Guyana. This was one of several conditions imposed on the 15-year-old boy, who was granted TT$70,000 bail with his uncle as surety to cover all charges.
The five offences spanned over a two-year period and allegedly took place at the child’s home. The other charges include two counts of grievous sexual assault and two counts of serious indecency.
He was not called upon to plea to the charges which were read to him by Magistrate Annette McKenzie in the San Fernando First Court. Attorney Sherry Ramoutar said the teenager lived with his uncle in Williamsville. His parents live in Guyana. She said the teenager did not attend school but was learning a trade. Court prosecutor Cleyon Seedan asked for certain conditions to be attached to bail.
He said the teenager lived about half-a-mile away from the child and frequented the house because other relatives lived there. The magistrate ordered him to stay away from the victim’s home, surrender his T&T and Guyana passports, be barred from obtaining a new passport and have no contact with the victim. She explained to the teenager’s uncle that he would be responsible for bringing him to court. If he failed to do so, she told him it was possible he would have to pay $70,000. The matter was adjourned to December 9.