Youth charged for robbing woman, denies Police claim of rape 


Twenty-five-year-old Travis Evans known as Short Boss was on Monday sentenced to three years imprisonment for robbing a woman of almost $700,000 after allegedly raping her.

Evans, formerly of C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was sentenced by High Court Judge Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Demerara High Court.

In December 2019, Evans confessed to the two charges when it came up before Justice Morris-Ramlall.

The first charge alleged that Evans, on October 30, 2010, in the county of Demerara, and being armed with a knife, robbed a woman of $650,500.

The other charge alleged that on the same day in question and location he raped the woman.

When the matter was recalled on Monday for sentencing, it was related to the court that Evans said that he felt pressured to plead guilty to the rape charge.

As such, the Judge struck out the guilty plea for rape and Evan will have to stand trial for that indictment at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes.

However, Evans maintained his guilty plea for the robbery and was sentenced to three years jail. The matter was held in camera since Evans was 15-years-old when he committed the crime.

On October 15, 2018, Evans was among three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison. He was recaptured by Joint Services ranks at the Soesdyke-Linden Highway junction October 19, 2018.

Evans is currently on remand for two counts of murders.

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