Canje man sentenced to 18 years for raping boy

A Canje man was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment at the High Court in Berbice on Monday, after he was found guilty of raping a 13 year old boy in 2010.

Mahadeo Ramnarine, 49, of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice was sentenced by Justice Brassington Reynolds. He was found guilty on the charge of raping a child under the age of sixteen, after which a probation report was ordered. The man was accused of raping the lad on August 14th, 2010, while the child was returning home after running an errand for his mother.

According to reports, the accused and another male saw the child on his bicycle and attacked him. After both men had sexually assaulted the lad, they escaped from the scene leaving the teen with his hands tied behind his back. Justice Reynolds sentenced Ramnarine to 18 years imprisonment after he continued to deny the allegation. 

The judge told the accused that he was baffled as to how the accused, after committing the act, went on with his life and showed no remorse.

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