“He didn’t touch me,” was the confession of the now 15-year-old girl who accused a well-known businessman of having sex with her and another underage girl in July 2018.
The accused, who cannot be named due to the rules in the Sexual Offences Act, allegedly committed the offences in Jolly Harbour.
As such, the jury has been asked to return a verdict of not guilty. The businessman will therefore be acquitted of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 14.
The 15-year-old girl testified today that her friend and fellow accused victim had asked her to lie about the circumstances at the time, which she did when questioned by police.
The two females were both said to be 13 at the time. If found guilty, the businessman would have faced a maximum penalty of life in prison.