An East Canje, Berbice man was on Monday sentenced to 18 years in jail for raping a teenage boy. The act was committed after the labourer had tied the teen’s hands behind his back.Mahadeo Ramnarine, also called “Dougla”Mahadeo Ramnarine, also called ‘Dougla,’ 48, of East Canje, committed the act on August 14, 2010. The prosecution contended that on that day, the 13-year-old victim was sent by his mother to collect milk, and on his way home, Ramnarine, who was under a tamarind tree, ran towards him and pulled him into the bushes and told him that he has something to give him.Ramnarine reportedly then drugged and raped the teen. Following the incident, the teen was found by an elderly woman who went to pick tamarind. He was taken to the Police station, and reported that Ramnarine and another man had committed the act on him. The teenager reported that he fell unconscious when the second man raped him. The teen, in his testimony, told the court that Ramnarine told him that since he was bleeding he could not keep him alive because he was going to report the incident.He said he felt he was going to die, but the elderly woman who found him saved his life.Ramnarine was found guilty of the act by a mixed Berbice jury. In a probation report on Ramnarine, which was ordered by the court, Probation and Welfare Officer Judith Vankennie told the court that the accused was previously placed before the Reliance Magistrate’s’ Court on an assault charge and was fined $15,000. He was also previously charged for abusive language and felonious wounding, but those charges were dismissed.Speaking about the victim, Vankennie said he admitted that the incident affected him greatly, and he is now unable to think positively.According to the teen’s parents, since the incident, he has suffered a mental breakdown, and as a result, they took him to the National Psychiatric Hospital to receive treatment.In handing down sentence, Justice Brassington Reynolds said it was a violent and heinous crime.He noted that the accused showed no remorse, and continued to deny the act; hence the 18-year jail term was imposed.The State’s case was presented by Attorney at Law Tuanna Hardy.Ramnarine was unrepresented.
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BREAKING NEWS: A postmistress was left shocked after she was held up by an armed raider in Manorcunningham.The raid took place shortly after 3pm when a masked raider entered the premises brandishing a sawn-off shotgun and demanded cash.The safe in the post office was locked at the time and the raider only managed to get away with a small amount of money. The man, who was described as 6ft tall and was wearing a long, black coat, was driven away by an accomplice in a green Vauxhall Cavalier car towards Derry.Gardai, who were on patrol along the border attending another incident, rushed to the scene and tried to seal off the border.However the raiders managed to slip across the border and the car was later found abandoned in the Creggan area of Derry.According to Garda Superintendent Vincent O’Brien, there were no casualties but the postmistress was left very distressed. “I believe only a small amount of money was taken but the postmistress was left very distressed after the incident.“We are liaising with the PSNI and our investigations are ongoing. We would ask anybody who may have seen the green Vauxhall Cavalier between Manorcunningham and Derry around 3pm to contact us,” he said.EndsPOSTMISTRESS LEFT TERRIFIED AFTER ARMED RAIDER HOLDS UP MANOR POST OFFICE was last modified: July 7th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Manorcunningham post officerobbery