Former Constables guilty of 2018 rape at police station- Jury finds


Two former police constables were on Monday found guilty of raping a woman in 2018 when she went to report a matter at the Turkeyen Police Station.

Delon Chapman and Leon Ashby, were on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court before a 12-member jury.

The duo had denied that on January 1, 2018, they engaged in sexual penetration with the woman.

The jury, after deliberating for almost two hours, returned with a unanimous guilty verdict against the two former cops. Sentencing was deferred until October 14.

The men were represented by attorney Ravindra Mohabir, while the state was represented by Prosecutor Nafeeza Baig.

Leon Ashby [standing]
According to reports, on the day in question, the victim went to the station to make a report and after making that report she asked to use the washroom at the station.

One rank reportedly indicated to her that the washroom in the lower flat of the building was not working and as such she was escorted to the upper flat of the station by Chapman who pointed her in the direction of the washroom area.

While in the washroom, she was ambushed by the two officers and taken into a room with a mattress.  While in the room she was held down and raped by the two officers.

The matter was reported to the police and two men were arrested.

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