NA man gets 25 years for raping teen

A New Amsterdam man was yesterday sentenced to 25 years in jail for the rape of a teen girl in 2015.

Following a trial earlier this month, Wazir Ali, 26, an electrician, was found guilty by a majority verdict of raping the then 17-year-old girl in early April, 2015.

The man’s relatives and fellow church members erupted into tears after the sentence was handed down by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow yesterday morning. They told Stabroek News that the sentence was not fair, while stressing that they believe Ali is innocent…..

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