Mocha man in court for raping minor

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Jegede Hodge

A MOCHA-Arcadia, East Bank Demerara resident was on Tuesday arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a charge of allegedly raping a minor.

Jegede Hodge, 47 was not required to plead to the indictable charge which read that during the month of September, 2017, at his Mocha home, he engaged in sexual penetration of a minor.

The matter was heard in camera and Hodge was released on $300,000 bail. The accused was ordered to keep 50ft away from the teen and the matter has been adjourned until September 13.

According to reports during the month of September 2017, the girl was at the defendant’s home along with other relatives. It is alleged that during that time, while the child was left in the care of the accused he would force her to have sexual intercourse with him. The child reported the matter to her relatives who filed a complaint with the police.