38-year-old Dhanraj Persaud was this afternoon found guilty of sexually penetrating a 15- year-old-girl back in 2013.

The unanimous guilty verdict was handed down by a 12-member mixed jury at the High Court in Georgetown.

On October 23, 2013, Persaud engaged in sexual penetration with the minor.

Following a trial before Justice Jo Ann Barlow, Persaud was convicted and remanded to prison as he awaits sentencing.

In the circumstances, Persaud was ordered to return to court on November 27, when a probation report, plea in mitigation and victim impact statement will be presented to the court.

The case for the State was presented by Prosecutors Tiffini Lyken and Seeta Bishundial. Persaud wad represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay.


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