Taxi driver slapped with rape charge

first_imgA taxi driver who reportedly had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl was on Monday slapped with a rape charge and taken to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The 37-year-old Sebastian Hanichand, of Lot 91 New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge read to him by city Magistrate Judy Latchman.The charge against him stated that between December 1 and December 31, 2017 at the Georgetown Seawall, he engaged in sexual penetration with a girl under the age of 16.The matter came to the forefront when the mother of the teen reportedly saw a date, October 10th, marked on her calendar with a note which stated, “day I lost my virginity”.As such, after questioning the teen, the mother was told that Hanichand took her to the Seawall where he had sex with her.The teen and the father of two reportedly developed a friendship, exchanged phone numbers and he took her to school on several occasions.Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves had no objections to bail, and Hanichand was granted $150,000 bail. He will return to Court on July 5, 2018.last_img

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