A 33-year-old father who attempted to remove a minor without permission last weekend has been remanded after appearing in a Bridgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Oneil Ricardo Riley of Kensington New Road, St Michael pleaded not guilty to four charges before Magistrate Douglas Frederick and will return to court on March 5, 2019.
He is charged with assaulting a woman on January 31, 2019 and on August 19, 2017 and with unlawfully removing a ten-year-old girl without her consent or the consent of a legally authorised person on February 2, 2019. He is further charged with recklessly engaging in conduct which placed the ten-year-old in danger of death or some serious bodily harm on the same date.
Prosecutor Sergeant Carrison Henry, in objecting to bail, noted the seriousness of the matter, and pointed out that two of the offences were allegedly committed on a minor and if granted bail, the minor would be put in danger. Furthermore, he noted that Riley was currently on bail for another matter and had an unpaid fine of $2,000.
In response, attorney-at-law Rasheed Belgrave, who appeared for Riley, submitted that his client was a fit candidate for bail.