A 17-year-old boy who allegedly attempted to rape a 61-year-old woman who was on her way to church, was today charged and released on $50,000 bail for the offence.
The teenager appeared before City Magistrate Annette Singh in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
However, the matter was called in the Juvenile Court and members of the public and the media were asked to exit the courtroom.
The teenager denied the charge which stated that on October 29, 2019 at Kuru Kuru Soesdyke/Linden Highway, he assaulted a woman with intent to rape her.
According to information, on the day in question, at around 05:00 hrs the woman left her home to attend church and was waiting for transportation at a bushy area.
It was reported that the teenager approached her, grabbed her neck and inflicted a severe beating on her while making attempts to rip off her clothing.
However, the elderly woman fought with the teenager for about 15 minutes after which he made good his escape when the woman overpowered him with the aid of a stick.
The teen was arrested and taken into custody after relatives of the alleged victim apprehended him.
The teenager was instructed to make his next court appearance on January 23, 2020.