Man charged for asking neighbour for sex

Guyana, October 2016

A FIFTY-TWO-year-old East Ruimveldt resident on Wednesday appeared before Magistrate Brendon Glasford, charged with telling his neighbour to allow him to have sexual intercourse with her.

Lurie Torrington, a welder, denied the charge which stated that on October 16 at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he told Veronica Fowler that he wanted to have sex, which was uttered with insult to cause insult to the woman.

According to police prosecutor Preston John, the two parties have been neighbours for the past 30 years, however, on the day in question at about 20:00hrs, Fowler was in her yard bathing when Torrington peeked over the fence and told the woman he wanted to have sex with her.

Fowler, who was present in court, told the magistrate that the defendant would often interfere with her family and threaten them.

Magistrate Glasford released Torrington on $5,000 bail and adjourned the matter until October 21 for trial.