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Guyana: Man found guilty of raping boy, 6

By News Room Guyana

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Leon Albert at the Georgetown High Court

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Leon Albert was on Tuesday afternoon found guilty by a 12-member jury of raping a six-year-old boy on June 9, 2012.

Albert was on trial before Justice Simone Morris- Ramlall; he was represented by Attorney-at-law Maxwell McKay while the State was represented by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy.

The Judge granted McKay’s application for a probation report to be prepared in favour of his client.

Albert was remanded and will be sentenced on September 5, 2019.
In a victim impact statement, which was read in the High Court by social worker Simon Gaskin, the victim said: “I feel betrayed and sad.”

According to the report, the victim explained that he is angry with himself for allowing Albert to do what he did.

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