A male secondary school student appeared in court today charged with raping a female student at another school.
The teenager, who appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the No.2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, was not required to plead to the indictable offence, which allegedly occurred on May 5, 2018.
Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail while informing the court that two other persons were being sought in connection with the serious matter.
Additionally, Pilgrim argued that the “nature and seriousness of offence and strength of the evidence” precluded the young man from being a good candidate for bail.
Attorney-at-law for the accused, Veronica McFarlane, countered by noting the defendant’s age and lack of criminal history.
After hearing both sides, Frederick agreed with the defence and granted the accused $3,000 bail. The teenager is scheduled to return to court on October 3, 2018.