A teenager was today remanded to prison on a sexual assault charge.
The 18-year-old from Rockley, Christ Church is accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman on November 18 without her consent.
He was denied bail after the police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill informed Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that the accused was currently on bail from the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court and had other matters pending before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
“Based on the serious nature of the matter before the court . . . we fear that if he is granted bail today he will re-offend or interfere with the complainant in this matter,” Sergeant Ifill said.
Arguing for his release, the teenager told the magistrate that he would like his freedom as he was hoping to get into skills training soon.
“My grandmother at home; she ill. I want to know if I could be there with her this Christmas because I wasn’t there last year,” he added.
However, Cuffy-Sargeant denied his application and remanded him to HMP Dodds until January 9, 2017.