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Grenada police have charged a visually impaired man with four counts of rape of a 14-year-old female student, according to Now Grenada.
The 23-year-old accused was reportedly granted bail.
The news website states that the incidents occurred in 2016 and 2017, but the authorities were only alerted early this year, which resulted in a full investigation by the police.
Now Grenada further states that in Grenada, a person commits the offence of rape if:
(a) he or she intentionally and unlawfully commits an act which causes penetration with his or her genital organs, of another person;
(b) the other person does not consent to the penetration; or
(c) he or she does not believe that the other person consents to such penetration or is reckless as to whether the other person consents or not.
In Grenada, the website states that “rape is an indictable offence and carries a maximum jail time of 30 years per charge. It is one of the crimes that do not fall under the rehabilitation order. In other words, once a person is convicted of a sexual offence, the record will not be wiped out through the application of the Rehabilitation Offence Order but will remain permanently on the convict’s record”.
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