Former Policeman to face new trial over rape of schoolgirl
Ex-police officer Enfield Prince, who was indicted at the Sexual Offences Court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old schoolgirl in 2015, will have to face another trial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict following almost two hours of deliberating in the High Court Monday.
Prince was on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow. He was accused of committing the rape on January 23, 2015.
Justice Barlow told Prince that he will have to face another trial at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes. He will remain on bail.
The state was represented by prosecutors Nafeeza Baig and Sarah Martin. Prince was represented by attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat.
According to reports, on the day in question the 15-year-old victim and her female friend were sent home from school and went to a restaurant. Thereafter, her friend called a taxi and they got in, with the victim thinking that she was going by her friend’s house.
The car took the two girls to a house and it was there that it was alleged that Prince took the victim into a bedroom where he and the taxi driver raped her.
A few minutes after, the police and welfare officers showed up at his house.
Prince reportedly verbally abused them and left on his the Police Force’s motorcycle. The driver of the taxi also left.
The girls were subsequently taken from the house to the Turkeyen police station and Prince was later arrested and charged.