Trevone Giles convicted of raping 15-year-old girl

Convicted yesterday afternoon for raping a 15-year-old girl, Trevone Giles now faces sentencing pending the presentation of a probation report requested by his attorney.

Giles was convicted on one of two counts of rape of a child under the age of 16.

After about two hours of deliberations, the 12-member mixed jury returned with a unanimous verdict, finding Giles guilty of raping the young lady on January 14, 2016.

He was, however, acquitted on the second count which alleged that he raped the girl three days after.

The jury’s verdict on this count was also unanimous.

Giles wore an expressionless look on his face as the foreman announced the verdicts.

His lawyer Clyde Forde, however, begged the court to defer sentencing to facilitate the presentation of a probation report on his client.

Justice Jo-Ann Barlow who presided over the case, granted the request and adjourned the matter to April 26 at 9am.

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

The state was represented by Prosecutors Narissa Leander, Tiffini Lyken and Abigail Gibbs.

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