Labourer accused of raping woman at knifepoint granted $100,000 bail


A 27-year-old old labourer of Kildonan Village, East Berbice Corentyne appeared at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on Thursday charged with the rape of a woman in Region Six.

Grafton Clarke is accused of committing the crime on June 4; he appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh and was not required to plea to the charge.

The labourer was subsequently placed on $100,000 bail.

According to reports, on the day in question, the 23-year-old victim was led to a deserted area where two men held her at knifepoint while Clarke raped her.

Clarke is slated to return to court on June 29.

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