A 37-year-old man, accused of committing buggery against another, was granted $3,000 bail when he appeared in court today.
It is alleged that Orville O’Neil Rawlins of Inch Marlow, Christ Church committed the act on October 16.
He was not required to plead to the indictable offence when he went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
And while there was no objection to his bail, Station Sergeant Neville Reid requested that the accused be made to report to a police station twice a week and stay away from his alleged victim.
However, Rawlins objected to the prosecutor’s application, claiming that the allegations against him were “completely erroneous and false”.
His objection was denied and he was ordered to report to Central Police Station every Wednesday with valid identification.
It was then that Rawlins made another application; this time for the reporting time to be changed to Friday “because that is when I come to town . . . . That’s when the weekend starts [and] I usually party on Fridays”.
The magistrate responded saying, “that’s ignorance!”
However, Rawlins did not stop there. He went on to ask the magistrate whether the “accuser” and someone else could be tested for drugs because “both of them are literally paros”.
It was at that point that Frederick questioned Rawlins’ state of mind.
“I don’t have a mental condition . . . . I have multiple degrees,” Rawlins said in response.
His case continues on February 26 next year.