The accused, Mackford Gould. (iWN photo)

A man whose address was given as Barrouallie and Spring Village was, on Thursday, granted bail on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse and rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Mackford Gould, 44, is alleged to have committed the crimes between April 30 and June 1, 2019 at Barrouallie.

He pleaded not guilty to the unlawful sexual intercourse charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court, in Kingstown.

He was not required to plead to the rape charge, an indictable offence.

The matters were adjourned and transferred to the Family Court.

Gould was granted bail in the sum of EC$8,000 with one surety.

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9 Comments

  1. There are so many rapes in SVG. We have to either make the penalties more harsh or establish a “rape court” or a court dealing with all the sexual offenses in SVG.

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  2. Yet ppl getting upset when ppl say St.Vincent have a rape culture….
    These big hard back man raping these children…
    There need more serious laws against this and they will stop
    Cut off dem balls

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