GEORGETOWN –– Director of Prisons Welton Trotz yesterday announced that he was stepping down from his post, minutes after being charged with the sexual assault of a female rank.
Trotz, who was unrepresented, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azoore on the charge of sexual assault of a female prison officer.
He pleaded not guilty and was placed on $100,000 bail, and ordered to return to court on Tuesday, October 27, before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The prisons director, who recently received a national award, calmly walked into the court and sat quietly, before the charge was read in-camera. He maintained his calm demeanour while leaving court and proclaimed his innocence to reporters who were waiting outside.
“I’m prepared to defend myself in the court come the 27th [next Tuesday] and I am definitely sure that I will be vindicated.”
The sexual assault allegedly took place last January.