A criminal, who allegedly tried to commit suicide after engaging in an indecent act with a teenaged girl, was remanded to prison today.
Terry Louis Antonio Jones, 44, of no fixed place of abode, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
The known offender is charged with committing an act of serious indecency with a 14-year-old girl on May 22, 2018.
Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim objected to bail on the grounds of the nature and seriousness of the offence, the age of the virtual complainant and the fact that the accused had to be protected from himself.
Additionally, Pilgrim pointed out that the accused had to be hospitalized after attempting to kill himself.
The prosecutor also revealed that Jones had pretended to be an off-duty police officer and had used handcuffs to ‘arrest’ the girl before committing the acts.
He said the accused had prior convictions for serious offences such as robbery.
When asked by Magistrate Douglas Frederick if he had anything to say, Jones simply replied, “I would like this to be fast tracked if possible”.
The magistrate then remanded him until July 3.