Bail denied to man accused of sexually assaulting niece


    Please Note: this story contains references to sexual assault, child sexual abuse


    A 31-year-old Guyanese man was denied bail after appearing in court charged with nine sexual offences against his 11-year-old niece.

    The accused, an operator, was remanded into custody pending criminal tracing from his homeland.

    The victim says the abuse lasted a year – between June 2020 and June 2021 – with the man allegedly touching her inappropriately and sexually penetrating her.

    The man was charged with seven counts of sexual penetration and two counts of sexual touching of a child.

    He will reappear in court on August 16th.