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Former Bishops teacher secures $300,000 bail


first_imgCoen Jackson, the former Bishops’ High School teacher who was last week charged and remanded for rape, managed to secure bail in the sum of $300,000 when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday.He appeared before Senior City Magistrate Leron Daly and was represented by Attorneys Sanjeev Datadin and Siand Dhurjon.Jackson, who has been a teacher for the past 15 years, is being accused ofCoen Jackson, former Bishops’ High School teacherabusing his position of trust as a teacher after he began grooming female students for sexual activity after they would have attained the age of 16; the legal age of consent in Guyana.He has vehemently denied the accusations but did admit to having sexual relations with two former students who are now both in their early 20s.The embattled teacher recently got married to one of his former students.The Police claim that between December 2010 and May 2011 at D’Urban Street, Lodge, Jackson raped one of his students. The Education Ministry had launched a full-fledged investigation into the allegations and upon completion, authorised the Police to begin conducting a criminal investigation.The Police’s investigation resulted in Jackson being arrested in December and subsequently released on $100,000 bail.last_img

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