A 25-year-old Police Constable was on Monday freed of a rape charge after the jury returned a not-guilty verdict.
Waylon Jordan was on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow in the Sexual Offences Court of the Demerara High Court, for allegedly engaging in sexual penetration with a 17-year-old girl on April 26, 2019, in the county of Demerara.
In his defence, he had claimed that the victim was infatuated with him, and he did not rape her.
The jury, after deliberating for two hours, found Jordan not guilty of rape. The state’s case was presented by prosecutors Nafeeza Baig and Sarah Martin, while Jordan was represented by attorney-at-law Teriq Mohammed.
Justice Barlow told Jordan to consider it a second chance and that he must use the opportunity to avoid finding himself in similar situations and before the court.
The allegation was that the teen was a passenger in Jordan’s taxi when the offence was committed at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. It was alleged that Jordan carried the teen to a bushy area located at 4th bridge, Diamond Housing Scheme. He then locked the car doors with them inside and raped her. After the act, he drove the teen home. She later told her relatives what had allegedly transpired and the matter was reported to the police.