Fruit vendor gets four years for sexually assaulting minor

Sentenced: Octavius Williams

SIXTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD, Octavius Williams was on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for engaging in sexual activity with a minor.

Williams was first arraigned on February 04, 2019. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which read that, on January 31, 2019, at North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he engaged in sexual activity with the 13-year-old minor.

Reports are that, on the day in question, the minor was at her home when she saw Williams, who entered the home and forced her into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her. Shortly after the act the girl’s father walked in. The matter was reported to the police and Williams was subsequently told of the offence and arrested. As such, the magistrate believes that the trial provided sufficient evidence against the defendant and he was consequently sentenced to four years in prison.

Williams was charged in 2016 for a matter of similar nature.