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Hanover shopkeeper sentenced to two years imprisonment for sexually assaulting 7 y-o

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 11:19 PM

A Hanover shopkeeper has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.

Fifty-five-year-old Elvis Hall, otherwise called Zello of Sandy Bay, Hanover, was sentenced by Senior Parish Court Judge Sheron Barnes in the Hanover Parish Court on one count of grievous sexual assault.

His attorney Adrian Dayes has already given verbal notice of his intention to appeal the verdict.

The prosecution led evidence that in April 2014 Hall lured the seven-year-old girl to the back of his shop where he sexually assaulted her and then gave her $30 and told her not to tell anyone.

The child’s mother discovered that something was wrong with her daughter and made a report to the Sandy Bay Police.

Hall was subsequently arrested and charged.