An 18-year-old man was on Tuesday charged and released on $25,000 bail for engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. David Ram Basdeo of Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
Basdeo was arrested on September 7, 2021, and charged on November 2, 2021, for the offence of sexual activity with a child under 16 years contrary to Section 11(1) (a) of the Sexual (Offences) Act Chapter 8:03.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him. Basdeo is due for another court appearance on December 21, 2021, for disclosure of statements.