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Elderly man found not guilty of having sexual intercourse with 10-year-old girl

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A nine-member jury earlier this week at the High Court unanimously returned a not guilty verdict in favour of an elderly man who had been charged with having sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old child.{{more}}

After less than two hours of deliberation on Monday, the mixed jury found the man not guilty on two counts of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

The girl, now 13, had alleged that the man had sex with her on two occasions in 2012.

A total of four witnesses testified for the Crown, in a case which was being led by Crown counsel Sejilla McDowall.

The defence was led by Ronnie Marks, who was assisted by Andrew Russell.

Tammika McKenzie appeared with McDowall for the Crown.

Her Ladyship Esco Henry presided over the matter.(KW)

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