Twenty-six-year-old Akeem Walton of Angie Lane, Salt Spring, St. James, has been charged with Rape and Unlawful Wounding after assaulting his neighbor.

Allegations are that on November 18, Walton asked his neighbour for access to her kitchen. He later entered her room demanding sex.

She refused, during which he held her by her neck, inflicted a wound to her hand using a piece of broken vase and subsequently raped her.

A report was made to the police immediately following the incident.

Walton was subsequently arrested and charged following an interview.

His court date is being finalised.