Man charged with sex act on 14-year-old girl

A Rio Claro gardener who allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl was denied bail when he appeared in court yesterday morning.

Davion Ragbir, 25, who was barefoot, appeared before Magistrate Gloria Jasmath in the Rio Claro Magistrates Court charged with the offence.

The suspect who had been in custody for almost two weeks was charged by WPC Farrier.

The charge, laid under the Children’s Act, alleged that on September 9 at Eccesville, Rio Claro, he committed an act of sexual penetration on the girl.

Ragbir did not have an attorney.