GUYANA – Director of Prisons charged with sexual assault
GEORGETOWN –– Director of Prisons Welton Trotz yesterday announced that he was stepping down from his post, minutes after being charged with the sexual assault of a female rank.
Trotz, who was unrepresented, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azoore on the charge of sexual assault of a female prison officer.
He pleaded not guilty and was placed on $100,000 bail, and ordered to return to court on Tuesday, October 27, before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The prisons director, who recently received a national award, calmly walked into the court and sat quietly, before the charge was read in-camera. He maintained his calm demeanour while leaving court and proclaimed his innocence to reporters who were waiting outside.
“I’m prepared to defend myself in the court come the 27th [next Tuesday] and I am definitely sure that I will be vindicated.”
The sexual assault allegedly took place last January.