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Man acquitted of rape after two years on remand

A security guard who spent more than two years in prison on a rape charge cried tears of joy yesterday after an all-female jury unanimously acquitted him.

Prosecutors alleged that Marvin Moss, 45, raped a 16-year-old girl, whom he knew, at Arawak Cay on January 26, 2017.

He had denied the charge at his trial before Justice Guillimina Archer.

The accuser said she had called Moss for a ride to her friend’s home in Fox Hill.

But during the journey home, he allegedly detoured to Arawak Cay and raped her in the car before he took her home.

Moss said that he had given his accuser rides more than 20 times.

He denied having any sexual contact with the woman and testified that he waited to see that she got inside safely before leaving.

In her address to the jury, Moss’ lawyer, Sonia Timothy, said there was no physical evidence to support the young woman’s claims.

The prosecutor Randolph Dames countered that physical evidence was not necessary to support the charge.

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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