Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale has urged parents “to be firm with . . . children”, after an 18-year-old appeared before him on three rape charges Monday.
The unemployed teen from Christ Church is charged with having sex with a female without her consent on February 26. He is also accused, along with a 17-year-old male, of raping the same woman on March 8.
A similar offence involving another female also allegedly occurred on June 7.
Addressing the mother of the accused after his attorney Damien Sands put in an application for bail, Seale, noting the seriousness of the allegations, said: “Parents . . . you all got to be firm with these children . . . especially these days [when] there are all sorts of vices. You don’t need to abuse them, but be firm . . . . Keep these children under wraps because as soon as they get into trouble they call for the [parents].”
The magistrate then offered the teen $30 000 bail which he secured with one surety.
However, the young man was warned to stay 100 metres away from both alleged victims.
“Don’t go around the ladies; have nothing to do with them,” the magistrate cautioned.
The teenager was also ordered to report to the Oistins Police Station every Tuesday and Friday before 9 a.m. with proof of identification, and to surrender his travel documents to the court.
He returns to court on December 12.