Man accused of raping girl, 13, released on bail

A 40-year-old man who is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl has been charged and released on $150,000 bail. Collin Venture appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which alleged that during September 2020 at a location in Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16.

The Chief Magistrate granted Venture bail in the sum of $150,000 with the condition that he report to the Police Station until the hearing and determination of the matter. According to information, Venture who is a friend of the teenager’s father would normally visit the location where the teen would be with her dad.

It is alleged that Venture would normally take the teenager in the toilet which is behind the shop where he would rape her. The teenager’s stepmom then found a cell phone belonging to the teen and she discovered the messages between the child and Venture. The teen was then confronted and she admitted that incidents of rape occurred. The matter was then reported to the station and Venture was arrested and charged with the offence.

Venture will make his next court appearance on January 18, 2021, for report.