A charge of rape has been slapped on Adrian Cyrus, formerly of the Carenage, St. George’s.
Cyrus is accused of raping an 11-year old girl at his home on Cemetery Hill, St. George’s on December 1.
A source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, the young girl failed to report the alleged incident to her parents but the school she attended in the city became very suspicious with her behaviour.
The source who spoke on condition of not being named said that it was only until officials at the school where the young girl attends noticed a behavioural change that the matter was reported to the Ministry of Social Services who then alerted the police.
Cyrus was arrested last week Friday by the Lawmen, and brought to court on Monday before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill who placed him on bail in the sum of $15,000.00 with two sureties.
He is due back in court on March 20, 2014.
Persons now convicted of rape are liable to 30 years imprisonment, up from the previous 15 years.
Meanwhile, a 30-year old man who was released from the Richmond Hill prison on December 2 is once again back in the institution as an inmate following an attack on an elderly citizen.
Kevon Paul of Boca, St. George’s, with 23 previous convictions, was sentenced by Chief Magistrate Gill last week Thursday to serve eight years in prison after being convicted for breaking into the dwelling house of 82-year old Agnes Bookyn on two occasions in less than one week and taking away a total of $3,150.00.
The accused also pleaded guilty for attacks committed around the same time on a medical student.
Paul was slapped with five charges and appeared in court unrepresented. He pleaded guilty to the charges.
The court was told that on December 4, two days after Paul was released from prison, he entered Bookyn’s house at Calliste while she was out walking her dog around the yard.
He reportedly took away three bunches of keys and $1,625.00 in cash that was in her bedroom.
Five days later on December 9, Paul returned to the same house and stole another $1,525.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Bookyn was on her way home after visiting her tenant in a nearby location, Garret Hoffman, a medical student at St. George’s University (SGU) who was the victim of a robbery with violence by Paul.
The elderly lady was accosted by Paul who stole her keys. Unknown to her, Paul used the keys and went back to her home.
Bookyn eventually managed to get into the house through the back door, and on entering the house had an altercation with the intruder during which she fell to the ground.
A mobile police patrol that was in the area found Paul hiding inside one of the bathrooms of the house and took him into custody.
Minutes earlier, the suspect had attacked Hoofman and beat and tied him up after entering his rented quarters.
The intruder took away the young man’s cordless phone, laptop computer, and a backpack bag.
According to a police source, several marks were visible around Hoofman’s neck, clearly showing signs of how he was tied up by his attacker.
This newspaper was told that Bookyn is familiar with Paul.
About five years ago, he broke into her house and took away some keys, one of which was for her car.
Out of Paul’s 23 previous convictions, 18 are for similar offences.