ON TRIAL: Coen Jackson
Former public school teacher Coen Jackson is currently on trial before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and a 12-member jury on allegations that he engaged in sexual activity with an underage girl by abusing a position of trust.
The charges state that he committed the offenses on four occasions between February, March, April, and May of 2011. Jackson, 42, who is being represented by Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes and Jerome Khan, has pleaded not guilty.
The case for the prosecution is being led by State Counsel Nafeeza Baig in association with State Counsel Muntaz Ali and State Counsel Latifah Elliot.
And in March 2018, charges were instituted against Jackson. Following a preliminary inquiry, a city magistrate in May 2018, committed him to stand trial for the offense after finding that a prima facie case was made out against him.