U.S. men accused of sex crimes arrested, face extradition


Two United States (U.S) fugitives, who are wanted back home in connection with a series of sexual criminal matters, were arrested by local police and could face extradition soon.

Kareem Abdool Hack and Julian Yhip were brought before Senior Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where the application for extradition was made by a representative of the U.S. Government.

The interest of the U.S government was represented by State prosecutors Teshana Lake and Diana Kaulesar-O’Brien from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The men were nabbed by local police after a warrant was issued by the United States.  The News Room understands that Hack was arrested in Berbice while Yhip was arrested in Georgetown.

Hack, 35, of Canje Berbice, has been living in Guyana for about 15 years and is the owner of a tint shop. He told the court that he was unaware of the charges.

Meanwhile, Yhip, who said he is employed as a Chef pleaded with the court to be released on bail so he could care for his daughter, who is two weeks old.

He told the court that he wished not to contest the charge.

The Magistrate remanded the men to prison until February 8, 2022.

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