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Pensioner guilty of sex crime 16 yrs ago

A 60-year-old man was on Friday found guilty of committing a sex act on a young woman 16-years-ago.

Deoraj Ramcharan was subsequently remanded into custody at the Remand Yard prison to await his sentence.

A nine-member jury, in the San Fernando Second Criminal Court, deliberated for about 15 minutes before finding him guilty on a charge of grievous sexual assault. The victim, then 18, and the mother of a six-month-old baby, went to Ramcharan’s 21st wedding anniversary celebration at his home. The victim knew Ramcharan and his wife very well.

SRP charged after allegedly giving log book to a woman

A Special Reserve Police Constable is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with misbehaviour in public office.

PC Osbourne Copeland, 31, attached to the Tunapuna Police Station, was charged with one count of misbehaviour in public office, on Friday 8th June, 2018, based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Golconda man charged with assaulting police officers

A second Golconda man, charged with assaulting two Ste. Madeleine police officers, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, to answer the charge.

Timothy Alexander, 31, a painter, of Golconda Village, was arrested by officers of the Ste. Madeleine Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise on Wednesday 6th June, 2018.

The exercise, which was supervised by Cpl. Ramesh Dhunkarie, took place between 7 pm and 11 pm, in the Ste. Madeleine district.

Three in court for home invasion

Three men appeared in court yesterday charged with a violent home invasion in Sangre Grande.

Keron Seales, of Oasis Gardens, Chaguanas, Keston De Frietas, of Curepe, and Darren Juteram, of Coalmine, a relative of the victims, were jointly charged with three offences of robbery with aggravation.

They were each granted bail in the sum of $75,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne, presiding in the Sangre Grande First Magistrate Court.

The trio was charged with the offences by PC Delpino of Sangre Grande CID.

Dr Eddie Khoury murder trial begins

Almost 13 years after businessman Dr Eddie Khoury was brutally murdered during a botched kidnapping, the trial of five men charged with the crime has commenced. 

The trial began before justice Malcolm Holdip in the Port-of-Spain high court yesterday, with state prosecutors and defence attorneys spending most of the day selecting the 12-member-jury and six alternates, who will deliberate on the case. 

Taxi driver freed of raping cousin

A 39-year-old taxi driver from Arima has been freed of raping his cousin in 2009.

The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his alleged victim, was found not guilty of the crime in the Port-of-Spain High Court on Tuesday afternoon.

It took a nine-member jury before Justice Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo almost three hours to return with a unanimous verdict for the man, who maintained that the sexual encounter was consensual.

According to the State’s case, the attack occurred on March 21, 2009, near to the Santa Rosa Race Track in Carapo.

Judge appears in court; matter adjourned

The court matter involving a driving-under-the-influence charge against Justice Kevin Ramcharan has been adjourned to July.

Ramcharan appeared in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Sixth Court Monday morning to answer the charge after allegedly failing a breathalyser test in Maraval Saturday night.

When he appeared by Magistrate Duane Murray, the charge was not read as the police prosecutor made an application to amend the charge.

$50,000 bail for La Romaine man on burglary & assault charges

A La Romaine man has been granted $50,000 own bail, after appearing before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with burglarising the home of a 42-year-old woman, on Sunday 20th May, 2018.

Roger Seunarine, 33, of Woodlands, La Romaine, who is also charged with assault by beating and assault occasioning a wound, appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, at the San Fernando 2nd Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018, where he pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The matter has been adjourned to Monday 25th June, 2018.

Court gives Warner 120 days to raise $3.7 million

Former government minister Jack Warner has 120 days to raise to $3.7 million or sell three of apartments at his Emerald Plaza Hotel at St Augustine to settle an outstanding judgment debt. 

Warner agreed to those terms after Docs Engineering Works Ltd filed a judgment summons for the court to order Warner to sell Emerald Plaza and use the money to settle the debt. 

‘Don’t jail my client for killing homeless man’

A Vistabella man who in a fit of rage killed a homeless man after the man threatened his wife and child with a bottle should be spared a prison sentence.

This is the position of both the defence and State attorneys in the matter of Christopher Henry who pleaded guilty to the offence of manslaughter. The incident took place almost 17 years ago.

However, Henry’s faith rests solely in the hands of Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas who will give his decision on June 12, in the San Fernando Second Criminal Court.

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