Carnal knowledge accused acquitted by jury

A man accused of carnally knowing a 14-year-old girl was yesterday acquitted of the indictment after a jury unanimously found him not guilty of committing the act.

Theron Cameron, 31, walked out the court a free man after the verdict was announced.

“The jury has found you not guilty and you are free to go,” Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry told the visibly-relieved Cameron.

The charge against the former accused was that on August 2, 2007, in the County of Demerara, he had carnal knowledge of the young girl, who was 14 years old at the time.

He had pleaded not guilty.

The 12-member jury returned its verdict after deliberating for a little over three hours.

The state’s case was presented by prosecutors Stacy Goodings and Tuanna Hardy, who called five witnesses to the stand.

Cameron meanwhile, represented by attorneys Maxwell McKay and Folio Richards, called four witnesses in his defence.

The trial was held in-camera at the High Court in Georgetown.

 

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