A 12-member jury yesterday found a man guilty of carnal knowledge of a child, who was four years old at the time of the incident.
Dwayne Hamilton was found guilty before Justice Jo-Ann-Barlow. He was represented by attorney Ravendra Mohabir, while the case was prosecuted by state prosecutors Lisa Cave, Sara Martin and Seeta Bishundial.
The charge alleged that on February 21, 2007, the
defendant had carnal knowledge of a child of four years.
During the hearing, the jury found Hamilton guilty in a 10-2 verdict.
Subsequent to being found guilty, his attorney requested that a probation report be produced. This request was later granted and the matter adjourned until April 5. Hamilton will remain in custody awaiting sentencing.
Facts surrounding the case state that Hamilton was 16 years old when he committed the offence.
On the day in question, the young girl had requested to use the washroom but while doing so, her underwear was rolled up and she asked the accused for help. He then lifted the young girl and took her to the backyard, where he committed the offence.
Hamilton, when caught in the act by the child’s mother, ran away.