Monday, October 7, 2013

69 year-old Tobagonian man Found Guilty of Raping Teenager

An elderly man from Buccoo has been convicted of the rape of a teenager six years ago.

Cecil Governor, 69 was found guilty of raping the girl who was 15 at the time, by a nine-member jury at the close of the trial in the Scarborough High Court on Thursday October 3.

The incident occurred on the night of July 7, 2007, the court was told. Governor will however know his fate on October 17, when he is to be sentenced by presiding judge, Madame Justice Maria Wilson, who adjourned sentencing to that date.

Woman Police Constable (WPC) Marsha King-Nelson, attached to the Old Grange Police Station laid the charge in the matter.

The State’s case was presented by State Prosecutor Anju Bhola. Governor was represented by defence attorney Samantha Lawson, instructed by Trudy Caraballo.

Bhola led evidence that on the night in question, Governor, who was then, 62, went into a bedroom, occupied by the 15 year old girl and committed the act.


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