Ex-GTU President found not guilty of carnal knowledge

Four years after being committed to stand trial at the High Court on a carnal knowledge charge, former Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) President Colwyn King walked out of court a free man yesterday after a jury found him not guilty.

The charge against King stated that on October 10th, 2009, he had carnal knowledge of a girl between 15 and 16 years.

The trial began on Tuesday at the High Court, in Georgetown before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry but proceedings were held in-camera.

After over two hours of deliberation, the 12-member jury yesterday returned a verdict of not guilty by a majority of 10 to two.

“You have escaped the judgement of the law but you will not escape the judgement of God,” Justice Sewnarine-Beharry said told King before rising from the bench and exiting the courtroom.

King was represented by attorney Darren Wade, while the state was represented by Narissa Leander and Tuanna Hardy.

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