A 26-year-old man who forced himself on an 8-year-old girl seven years ago, will know his fate at the High Court Criminal Assizes on December 3.
A 9-member mixed Jury on Monday 23rd November, had found Kawanie Williams of Green Hill guilty of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13, but sentencing was adjourned.
Williams was 19 at the time of the incident, while the victim was eight.
The Prosecution’s evidence revealed that on November 16, 2013, the victim went to the home of the accused to have his sister assist her with her homework.
While there, his sister took some food and went to a bedroom to lie down.
The victim was in the drawing room watching television by herself when Williams came home and went for his food. He then returned to the drawing room and pulled the child into a bedroom. She tried to pull away, but did not scream.
Williams then lifted the child and placed her on the bed on her back. He undressed her from her waist down, undressed himself, and had sex with her. He then told her to put on her clothes and to return to the drawing room. He then left.
The victim went home but did not tell anyone about the incident.
However, about two weeks later, while at school, her teacher asked the pupils if anyone was ever sexually molested and the child raised her hand.
The teacher informed the Principal about what the child said, and when the child’s mother came to pick up her children from school, the Principal informed her, and the matter was reported to the police.
The accused, who was represented by Attorney Stephen Williams, opted not to take the stand, but the defence’s was that he did not commit the offence.
The matter was prosecuted by Attorney Shackell Bobb, who was prosecuting her first case, having been called to the local Bar as recent as November 16, two days before the matter started at the High Court.