Accused child rapist walks free

first_imgAfter almost nine years awaiting trial at the Demerara Assizes, Bishnauth Mohamed walked out of the Sexual Offences Court a free man on Monday following a unanimous not guilty verdict to an indictment of rape of a child under 16.Freed: Bishnauth MohamedHe was represented by attorney Maxwell McKay, while State attorney Lisa Cave prosecuted the case, and Justice Jo-Ann Barlow presided over the matter.Mohamed had stood accused of a raping a five-year-old girl at a community in East Demerara between September 1-30, 2010. The jury deliberated for over three hours, and when the panel returned the verdict, all 12 members were in agreement that the defendant was not guilty of his alleged crime.The former accused had always maintained that he was not guilty of the indictable offence for which he had been placed on bail. Court documents showed that while he was committed to stand trial in the High Court by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell in 2014, the deposition was filed nearly three years later, in 2017.Guyana Times reported on Monday that some 61 per cent of the cases at the Demerara Assizes relate to matters of sexual offences.last_img read more

Liverpool star drops HUGE hint he will leave Anfield this summer

first_img 2 It has long been anticipated Johnson will leave Liverpool at the end of a campaign, having fall out of favour with Reds fans over the past few seasons.The Three Lions international has been strongly linked with a move to Italian side Roma and Turkish giants Galatasaray, while the Anfield faithful laughed in disbelief when reports from Spain suggested Barcelona were interested in a short-term deal.Johnson’s exit suggests Brendan Rodgers will look to strengthen his defences further over the summer transfer window, though it would also pave the way for 22-year-old Jon Flanagan to enjoy a more prominent first-team role, having recently penned a contract extension with his boyhood club. Glen Johnson could be packing his bags for a long-awaited Liverpool exit after dropping a big hint on social media.The England defender’s contract at Anfield is up at the end of the season, and, after the club decided against offering him a new deal, it seems their final game of the 2014/15 Premier League season at Stoke could be his last in the famous red shirt.Hours before Sunday’s kick-off at the Britannia Stadium, the 30-year-old tweeted:“A big thank you to all the people out there who have genuinely supported me through the last 6 years #200 #NewChapter.” Liverpool defender Glen Johnson 2last_img read more