E’quibo miner’s trial for child rape ends in hung jury

Ronaldo Persaud

The trial of an Essequibo miner, who is accused of the rape of a 12-year-old, ended without a decision yesterday as jurors were unable to arrive at a verdict.

Ronaldo Persaud was on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and a 12-member jury at the Sexual Offences Court in Georgetown.

After almost four hours of deliberations and further directions, the jury was split seven to five. This resulted in a hung jury. ….

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