Security guard jailed for 16 years over rape of teen girl

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Collin Venture, 41, was on Wednesday, sentenced to serve 16 years imprisonment for three counts of rape committed on a 13-year-old girl in 2020.

Venture, a security guard of ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown was sentenced by Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Demerara High Court.

Last month a 12-member jury found Venture guilty of the three charges of raping committed on the minor during September 2020 and on October 26, 2020, in Georgetown.

On Wednesday, while delivering her sentencing remarks, Justice Morris-Ramlall said that she considered the psychological trauma the incident has caused the victim.

The Judge also considered that Venture breached the victim’s trust and has not expressed remorse since he still maintains his innocence.

While considering the gravity of the crime, the Judge sentenced Venture to serve 14 years on the first count, 15 years on the second count, and 16 years on the third count.

The sentences will run concurrently which means that Venture will only serve 16 years behind bars.

The state was represented by State Counsel Cicelia Corbin, Caressa Henry and Paneeta Persaud. Venture was represented by Alaira Murphy-Goodman.

According to the facts of the case, Venture would frequent a shop owned by the victim’s parents and it is there he would lure her into the toilet and rape her. The matter was reported and Venture was arrested.

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