A horse cart operator who allegedly raped his former lover was this morning charged for the offence.

Fifty-four-year-old Christopher Howes of 4675 Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that on April 5, 2020, at Rasville Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration with a woman without her consent.

The man who is being represented by Attorney-at-law Bernard DaSilva was not required to plead to the indictable charge after it was read to him. He was released on $100,000 bail. Condition of the bail is that he stays 100 feet from the virtual complainant and report to the Ruimveldt Police Station every other Friday until completion of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI).

The matter was heard in-camera, and members of the media and the public were asked to exit the courtroom.

According to information, Howes and the woman once shared a relationship that subsequently ended. On the day in question, the woman visited Howes at his residence, and while there, he allegedly raped her. After the incident, the woman allegedly took a knife and stabbed him to his scrotum.

The Ruimveldt Police Station is currently investigating that matter.


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