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Bus driver accused of raping woman with disability freed

Freed: Sherwin Reynolds [Picture: News Room]

Forty-four-year-old Sherwin Reynolds, who was accused of raping a woman with a disability, was today freed of the charge.

Reynolds, a minibus driver, was on trial before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Sexual Offences Court of the Demerara High Court.

Upon his indictment, Reynolds denied the charge, which stated that on April 19, 2018, in the county of Demerara, he engaged in sexual penetration of a 21-year-old woman without her consent.

Reports are that on the day in question, the woman, who is mute, boarded Reynolds’ bus to travel from Georgetown to Timehri.

She allegedly refused to exit the vehicle and was taken back to Georgetown, where she again remained in the bus and was taken back to Timehri for a second time.

It is alleged that Reynolds then drove the woman to a secluded area and raped her. The woman went home and told her parents what transpired, and a report made to the Police led to Reynolds being arrested.

A confrontation was reportedly held between him and the woman, during which she identified him as the person who had raped her.


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