Taxi driver found not guilty of raping 13-year-old girl


A 12-member jury on Tuesday returned a unanimous not guilty verdict against 23-year-old taxi driver, Tevin Vickerie, who was on trial for the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Vickerie was on trial before Justice Simone Morris- Ramlall at the Demerara High Court and was represented by Attorney-at-law Tiffany Jeffery while the State’s case was represented by prosecutors Tariq Mohammed and Sarah Martin.

The jury returned with their verdict after deliberating for two hours. It is alleged that during the month of January 2018 at Soesdyke/Linden Highway, Vickerie raped the girl.

According to reports, Vickerie and the teen are known to each other and were reportedly involved in a relationship.

It was alleged that he would pick her up from school and the two would go to a lonely area along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway and on the day in question, Vickerie allegedly locked the car doors and climbed to the back seat of the car where the teen was seated.

He then asked the teen to have sex but she refused. It was alleged that Vickerie then raped the teenager and then dropped her home.

She told her family and he was arrested.

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