Man charged with sexual assault of a minor twelve years after attack

Man charged with sexual assault of a minor twelve years after attack

Gerald Delpeche appeared before a magistrate to answer the charges of kidnapping and indecent assault twelve years after he attacked a minor in 2007. He was found guilty.

The court heard that around 7:00pm on March 4, 2007, Delpeche, who was 36 years-old at the time, offered to take the then 14-year-old victim to a grocery. She accepted and when he drove off, Delpeche made a detour and took her to a cemetery in Siparia where he touched her private parts and breasts. He was later arrested for the assault.

The victim and five witnesses gave evidence during the trail on Thursday. The jury deliberated for two hours before they found him guilty of the crimes. He was remanded into custody and will reappear in court next Thursday. This is the first time Delpeche will be detained since he was out on Bail awaiting trial.

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