Coen Jackson pleads not guilty to four counts of rape


Former Bishops’ High School teacher Coen Jackson on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape, with the charges legally referred to as “engaging in sexual activity with a child.”

The High Court trial of Jackson has begun before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Sexual Offences Court.

He is represented by attorneys-at-law Nigel Hughes and Jerome Khan while the State is represented by prosecutors Nafeeza Baig, Muntaz Ali and Latifah Elliot.

Jackson, 43, is charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 by abusing the position of trust in Georgetown between December 2010 and May 2011.

The trial is currently ongoing before a 12-member jury in-camera.

Jackson is currently on $300,000 bail.


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