NDC Councillor placed on $240,000 bail for sexually assaulting underage male & female
A Councillor attached to the Kilcoy/Chesney Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) on the Corentyne, was slapped with two counts of rape when he appeared in the Albion Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, June 13, 2017).
The 25-year-old accused who is also a teacher at a private school on the Corentyne pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Merissa Mittleholzer.
The matter was called in camera, and according to a police source, it was alleged that on April 19, 2017, at Kilcoy Chesney, Yusuf engaged in sexual activities with two underage children.
Zafiel Yusuf, of Fyrish Village, Corentyne, who is the son of a Regional Councillor and Chairman of an NDC, was placed on $120,000 bail on each count of rape.
He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Chandra Sohan, who made an application for reasonable bail for his client.
According to the allegation brought before the accused, it is believed that on the day in question Yusuf instructed a boy and his sister to perform oral sex on him while they were passengers in his motor vehicle.
At the time the accused had invited the minors into his place with the intention of taking them to visit his mother where they were expected to uplift a hamper. It was while the two minors were in the backseat of the accused’s motor vehicle that he allegedly forced the victims to perform the act.
After hearing the case, Yusuf was ordered to return to court on June 27, 2017.