A resident of La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD), Danraj Persaud was late Monday afternoon unanimously found guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl by a 12-member jury at the Sexual Offences Court.When the jury foreman announced the verdict reached after two hours of deliberations, Persaud had little reaction, walking calmly of the courtroom, escorted by Police ranks.The girl was 15 years old at the time of the reported unlawful sexual penetrationGuilty: Danraj Persaudthat occurred in a West Demerara village. Justice Jo Ann Barlow delayed Persaud sentencing to November 27, 2018 after his lawyer, Maxwell McKay, requested a probation report. A victim impact statement and a plea of mitigation will also be presented to court.The incident was said to have occurred on October 23, 2013 and Persaud was 33 years old at the time. Attorneys Seeta Bishundial and Tiffini Lyken prosecuted the case over the last several days. Persaud was remanded to prison until his next court date.
Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera met with team owner Jerry Jones to discuss the head coaching vacancy created when Bill Parcells retired more than two weeks ago. Rivera was the ninth person Jones interviewed. Indianapolis quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will become No. 10 today. Redskins’ Jansen signs new contract: Washington Redskins right tackle Jon Jansen signed a five-year, $23 million contract extension. Jansen is the team’s longest-tenured player and had two years left on his previous contract, but he agreed to a new deal that includes more than $10 million in bonus money. Also: Former Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Tom Cable was hired to fill the same role with the Oakland Raiders next season. Cable was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA for two seasons. … The Miami Dolphins signed seven free agents: former Oakland and San Diego linebacker Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, tight end Jason Rader, wide receiver P.K. Sam, defensive tackle Steve Fifita, quarterback Gibran Hamdan, linebacker Bobby Iwuchukwu and kicker Matt Prater. … Jeff Rutledge was hired as Arizona’s quarterbacks coach, one of four more assistants hired by new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. Freddie Kitchens was hired as tight ends coach, Mike Miller as offensive assistant and Matt Raich as defensive quality control coach. Whisenhunt also will retain assistant defensive backs coach Rick Courtright from departed coach Dennis Green’s staff, and Richie Anderson will switch from tight ends coach to wide receivers coach. … Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs was dropped from the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster because of a left foot injury. Briggs will be replaced by Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks, who’ll make his 10th straight Pro Bowl appearance. … New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light was chosen for the Pro Bowl, replacing Jonathan Ogden of the Baltimore Ravens on the AFC team. … Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a plea agreement to settle a drunken driving charge. Finnegan received a six-month suspended sentence, and he will be on probation until he completes 20 hours of community service in the agreement. … Britt Reid, the 21-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was charged with drug and weapon offenses stemming from an incident in which he is accused of pointing a gun at another motorist. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!