Man found guilty of raping eight-year-old girl

A man who raped an eight-year-old girl now faces sentencing after a jury unanimously found him guilty as charged of committing the offence, at the conclusion of a trial yesterday afternoon.

Colin Cummings was convicted of sexually penetrating the young girl on August 20, 2016.

His sentencing has, however, been deferred to March 7 to facilitate the presentation of a probation report which was requested by his attorney Clyde Forde.

Given a chance to speak after the announcement of the verdict, the convict repeatedly professed his innocence before asking Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall to impose the minimum penalty.

The trial proceedings were held in-camera at the Sexual Offences Court of the Georgetown High Court.

The state’s case was presented by Prosecutor Orinthia Schmidt.

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