A 44-year-old bus driver accused of raping a 21-year-old dumb woman, was this morning remanded to prison.
Sherwin Reynolds, of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on April 19, 2018, at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, he engaged in sexual penetration with a 21-year-old without her consent.
Police Prosecutor, Simone Payne opposed bail being granted to the defendant citing the serious nature and prevalence of the offence.
A confrontation was held between the bus driver and the teen and she pointed him out as the person who raped her, hence he was charged for the offence.
The Magistrate, after listening to the Prosecutions facts, remanded the defendant to prison.
The father of two was instructed to make his next court appearance on October 10 for report.