Acquitted of aggravated assault upon 8 year-old girl Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 November 2013 00:00

On Wednesday, November 20th, a man who was accused of molesting an 8-year-old child in 2005 was acquitted by a jury.

Ervin Borland had been charged with aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon an 8-year-old girl. At the time the girl accused him of touching her inappropriately on her private parts. In court a jury of 9 persons unanimously found him not guilty of the crime.

The trial saw the girl who is now 17 testify in-camera telling the court that sometime between May 19th and 22nd of 2005 Borland had removed her underwear and touched her inappropriately.

Prosecutor, Leeroy Banner called only two witnesses to testify in the case against Borland. Those witnesses included the victim and her mother. The child's  mother told the court that she had sent her daughter to borrow a scissors from a next door neighbor, but when the child took too long to return home, she went in searched of her. According to the mother, when she arrived at the house she saw Borland wearing only a shirt and no underwear or boxers. She then found her daughter in one corner of the room. According to the child's mother, her daughter who would say nothing much at that time, appeared frighten and scared.

When the child mother question her about what had happen, the child remained quiet, until later she told her what had happen and a report was made against Borland and he was arrested and charged criminally.

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