Policeman found not guilty of raping girl, 17


A serving member of the Guyana Police Force walked out of the Demerara High Court on Monday a free man after a 12-member jury found him not guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl.

Waylon Jordan, 25, was on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow. He had entered a not guilty plea to the indictment, which read that on April 26, 2019, he engaged in sexual penetration with a 17-year-old girl.

The jury, after deliberating for two hours, returned with a not guilty verdict, acquitting Jordan of the charge.

The state was represented by prosecutors Nafeeza Baig and Sarah Martin, while Jordan was represented by Attorney Teriq Mohammed.

In his defense, Jordan had claimed that he is innocent and that the victim was infatuated with him.

The matter was reported to the police on May 14, 2019, after the victim reportedly confided in her mother.

Jordan was arrested by police on November 9, 2019.

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