Ex-cop who lured girl, 7, with sweets and then raped her jailed for 26 years

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Thirty-seven-year-old Clinton Anthony Doris has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl.

Doris was found guilty by a 12-member jury for the act, which was committed on March 27, 2014, in the county of Essequibo.

The matter was presided over by High Court judge Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences Court.

Doris was represented by Attorney Ravindra Mohabir and the State’s case was presented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave, Sarah Martin, and Seeta Bishundial.

The accused was a former police officer and also the father of two minor children.

In a probation report to the court, it was revealed that persons around Doris described him as a person who loves kids and would purchase sweets for them.

In the statement, Doris said that he was hurt because of the accusations made by the child, saying that it caused an embarrassment to his family.

In a victim impact statement, the girl, now 12-years-old said that she felt terrible for what was done to her and wished for Doris to be jailed.

Justice Barlow before sentencing, considered the fact that at the time of the incident, the victim was only seven and at the time Doris had children of his own also.

The Judge explained that Doris lured the child into his home by offering her sweets.

Doris was ordered to undergo counselling for sex offenders while imprisoned.

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