GUYANA: Fake doctor gets 25 years for raping teen

(Stabroek News) – A man in Guyana was sentenced to 25 years behind bars for the rape of a 15-year-old girl, whom he lured to his house, after pretending that he was a doctor.

Trevone Anthony Giles, who celebrates his 31st birthday today, was convicted two weeks ago but his sentencing was deferred to facilitate a probation report requested by his attorney.

In imposing the sentence, Justice Jo-Ann Barlow noted the lengths to which the convict had gone to deceive the young girl, to whom he had also administered medication which caused her abdominal discomfort.

Owing to such aggravating factors, the judge ordered that Giles is to spend the full 25 years as she found no mitigating circumstances for which any deductions from the sentence could be considered.

According to the Stabroek News Newspaper, Probation and Social Services Officer Pamela Atwell, who presented the probation report, said that the former teacher, who was also a hospital staffer, was described by colleagues as a “brainer.”

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