Friday 7 August, 2020

Cop freed of allegedly raping law student at courthouse

A policeman who was accused of raping a law student at, among other places, on the grounds of a courthouse in the Corporate Area, was freed of the charges on Wednesday.

The constable, identified as 29-year-old Kevaun Allen, got the good news in the Supreme Court during a hearing in which his legal team opted for judge-alone trial, as opposed to a judge and jury trial.

Among the allegations were that the complainant, then a law student in September of 2016, was raped by the cop at the courthouse.

Further allegations were made that the female was again raped by the same lawman near her home in March of 2017.

However, Allen’s legal team, consisting of Peter Champagnie QC and Neco Pagon, brought to the court’s attention that in between and even after the last complaint of rape, the complainant had engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with the policeman.

A number of Whatsapp messages were presented, showing continuous intimate messaging between the two.

The complainant admitted to the defence’s submission under cross-examination in court.

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