A man was yesterday charged with the rape of two women during attacks on the Essequibo Coast.
George Butters was not required to enter pleas to the charges, which were read during an in-camera hearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown.
The first charge alleged that on August 13th, 2018, at Lima Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Butters engaged in sexual penetration of a 48-year-old woman without her consent.
It was further alleged that between August 20th and August 21st, at Danielstown, Essequibo Coast, Butters engaged in the sexual penetration of a 31-year-old woman without her consent.
Stabroek News has learnt that Butters is alleged to have committed the offences during a series of home invasions. Police investigations are ongoing and Butters is expected to answer to more charges.
Butters was granted his release on $200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate McLennan and proceedings were adjourned until September 11th, when both matters will be called at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.