Police hunting gang rapists in seawall robbery

Guyana Chronicle
April 10, 2001

POLICE were yesterday still hunting for at least one more member of a gang who raped a woman and left her bound to a tree after robbing her companion, too, on the Georgetown Seawall.

The incident occurred Sunday night, Principal Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen was told yesterday when 26-year-old Ricardo Grant appeared before her.

The accused, who is charged indictably with having carnal knowledge of the victim, 36, was remanded to prison until April 18.

Corporal Lex Barker, prosecuting, said Grant and his fugitive accomplices attacked the woman when she moved away from her lover to answer a call of nature.

The bandits sexually assaulted the mother of five and robbed and her male escort, as well, of jewellery worth $10,000 and $60,000 cash.

The rapists then drove away in the car they stole from the couple, leaving the woman naked and gagged with her clothing.

Barker said the virtual complainant pointed out Grant when she returned to the seawall yesterday.