Twelve years after he raped a four-year-old girl, Dwayne Hamilton, 28, was late this afternoon found guilty of the offence.

The man was on trial for the offence before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and a 12-person jury at the Sexual Offences Courtroom at the High Court in Georgetown.

Hamilton, who was represented by attorney-at-law Ravindra Mohabir, had pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on February 21, 2007, in the county of Demerara, he had carnal knowledge of the minor child.

Guyana Standard understands that on the date in question, the young girl, then four-years-old, had just finished using the washroom when she was grabbed by Hamilton, who was at the time 16.

He then took the child to the back of a yard where he pulled down her underwear and inserted his penis into her vagina. He was, however, caught committing the act by the child’s mother who raised an alarm, causing him to run away.

The incident was reported to the police and Hamilton was later arrested, charged, and released on bail pending trial. Following the jury’s verdict of guilt, Hamilton’s lawyer requested that a probation report be prepared on his client.

Justice Barlow obliged and adjourned the matter until April 05, 2019 for sentencing. In the meantime, Hamilton remains on remand at one of the prisons.

Attorney-at-law Lisa Cave presented the Prosecution’s case.


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