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.

The Prosecutor also cited the penalty the offence attracts and the fact that the victim is disable.


According to information, on the day in question, the victim boarded the defendant’s bus which was destined to Timehri, East Bank Demerara.
 It was reported that while in Timehri the young woman refused to exit the bus and the driver took her back to Georgetown.
The Court heard that the teen continued to sit in the bus and waited for it to full and she went back to Timehri.
While on her second trip to Timehri, the bus driver drove to an unknown location where he parked his bus and raped the young woman.

He then put the woman out the bus and she made her way home where she conveyed to her parents what transpired.
The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out and the bus driver was arrested for 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.


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