Ronald Forde, the 25-year-old teacher of the Fort Wellington Secondary School on the West Coast of Berbice, was charged yesterday with having carnal knowledge of one of his students, aged 14, fully knowing that she was under the age of 18.
The charge, to which he was not required to plead, was read to the trained teacher at the Weldaad Magistrate’s court. He was subsequently refused bail by Magistrate Roby Benn who set the next court appearance for March 2, at the Weldaad Magistrate’s Court.
Forde had complained of losing his cell phone about two weeks ago. The phone was eventually found and after it was perused, images of him having sex with the female student were reportedly seen on the device.
It was rumoured that the teacher and student were having an affair.