A police constable appeared in court Thursday charged with rape, and was released on $5,000 bail.
When Constable Welch appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court, he was not required to plead to the indictable offence of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent on February 11, 2017.
In a departure from the usual practice, police did not allow reporters to see the charge sheet to get the full name and address of the accused.
Prosecutor Glenda Carter-Nicholls did not object to bail for the officer. He is required to return to court on October 19, 2017.