Defendant acquitted of rape charge
Radjen M on Wednesday who was on trial for the sexual abuse of a 13-yearold girl was acquitted of the rape charge. Judge Robert Praag did not deem it proven that the defendant had committed the crime. The victim had told the court that RM had sexually abused her in a car. The teenager later discovered that she was pregnant with his child and was taken to a doctor. She reportedly had an abortion. The judge pointed out a DNA test could have confirmed if RM had indeed impregnated the underage girl. Radjen M repeatedly insisted that he was innocent. Defense Attorney Irvin Kanhai pointed out that the girl claimed that the sexual acts took place in a car in front of a house. He deems it strange that nobody had heard or seen anything. “The crime could not have been committed there.” An investigation in the neighborhood also did not turn up any evidence or leads in the case. Nobody from the neighborhood had heard the girl screaming or running out of the car. The defense attorney explained that there are multiple houses and even a store in the neighborhood and that the rape therefore would not have gone unnoticed. The grandmother of the victim also had not noticed anything strange or unusual. The judge pointed out that there evidence although there are indications that the crime could have been committed. He therefore acquitted the defendant. The prosecution had demanded that the man be put behind bars for five years.