Miner charged with rape of girl, 9

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A 36-year-old miner was on Monday remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Faith McGusty for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl.

Shawn Cornelius was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which alleged that during the month of September 2018, he engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16.

He did not have legal representation and was remanded to prison until January 7, 2019, when he will appear before the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that Cornelius raped the child while he was drunk.

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