Teen arrested too
Tuesday, June 3rd 2008
Fifty-four-year-old Ricky Ali appeared in court yesterday, charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl.
A neighbour, a 16-year-old schoolboy, was also charged with raping the girl on a separate date.
Both were refused bail when they appeared before Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad in the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court.
Ali and the teenager were arrested at the weekend after a report was made by a neighbour of the child, who is now in State custody.
Ali is alleged to have committed grievous sexual assault on the girl on May 24. The 16-year-old allegedly committed the same crime two days later.
Neither accused had lawyers when they appeared in court.
Police prosecutor Sgt Steve Nandoo objected to bail, saying that Ali had a similar sexual offence charge allegedly committed in the Biche area and was out on bail. He was remanded to prison.
The 16-year-old was sent to the Youth Training Centre in Arouca.
The two were ordered to return to court on June 12.
Two charged with raping 7-year-old
Ricky Ali, 54, and a 16-year-old teenager appeared in Mayaro Magistrates’ Court yesterday, charged with raping a seven-year-old girl.
Ali and the teenager, both of Mayaro, were not called upon to plead when they appeared in the First Court before Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad to answer charges of grievous sexual assault against the child.
Ali is alleged to have raped the girl on May 24, while the 16-year-old boy is alleged to have committed the act two days later.
It is alleged that both offences occurred when the girl’s mother was not at home.
Parents of the teenager broke down in tears as the charge was read to him.
Ali and the teenager both bowed their heads. They were not represented, and will re-appear in court on June 12.
WPC Nurse laid the charge. (AGS)
Woman raped, disfigured, throat slit in Manzanilla
In a Manzanilla coconut estate sometime before dawn yesterday, a young woman was raped, disfigured, her throat slit and face cut open.