Women's Issues In Guyana

DPP recommends indecent assault charge against Presidential candidate

Posted in Crimes against Women,Politics by wiig on August 19, 2006
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Kaieteur News – Aug. 19, 2006

The Director of Public Prosecutions has recommended that the Justice For All party Presidential Candidate Chandra Narine Sharma be charged with indecently assaulting a minor.

Sharma, the popular owner of CNS Channel 6 television station, is accused of indecently assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a house at 143 Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara during the month of July.

The recommendation of the charge stemmed from a report made by the child’s mother, who is reportedly close to the Presidential Candidate.

Sources close to Sharma told Kaieteur News that the move to charge him is nothing but a political campaign to besmirch his character.

According to reports, six weeks ago the victim’s mother went to the police and first reported that Sharma had assaulted her. (more…)