An East Ruimveldt resident was yesterday accused of raping a nine-year-old girl.
Mario Heywood, 38, was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read the charge to him during an in-camera hearing in a Georgetown court.
It is alleged that between October 1st, 2018 and November 20th, 2018, at East Ruimveldt, Hey-wood engaged in sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16.
He was not required to enter a plea to the offence.
Chief Magistrate McLennan later granted him his release on $250,000 bail.
The matter was later adjourned until March 7th.