Man charged with rape of 12-year-old

A man was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of raping a 12-year-old child.

Jerel Patterson, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown, was read the charge at an in-camera hearing.

It is alleged that Patterson sexually penetrated the child.

He was subsequently granted his release on $120,000 bail and will make his next court appearance on October 30, when his next hearing is scheduled.

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