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Man Denies Sex With Girl, 9

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A JURY was empanelled in the Supreme Court yesterday, moments after a man pleaded not guilty to having sex with a nine-year-old girl and taking a picture of the incident.

Charges of sexual intercourse and child pornography were read to Edward Butler, 64, as his trial opened.

It is claimed that he committed these acts, between November 9, 2009 and January 8, 2010.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

A jury made up of seven women and two men was empanelled before the case was adjourned to give newly appointed defence counsel, Raymond Rolle, time to review documents and receive instructions from his client.

The trial starts today before Justice Vera Watkins.

Darnell Dorsett and Charles Newbold are prosecuting the case for the Crown.

Comments

Concerned 7 years, 9 months ago

Why use such a silly word as "empanelled" in a public newspaper? How many average readers do you expect to know what that word means? Not only is it a silly choice of words to seem highly intellectual but you used the silly word twice - just so you can seem even more intellectual. Over and over again, I dread Mr. Johnson's writing style. Save it for the PhD students.

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