A 45-year-old man will be assessed at the Psychiatric Hospital over the next three weeks for allegedly following a minor several times to “preach the word”.
There were suspicions that Shayne Napolean Carter, of Bank Hall Main Road, St Michael was about to commit the crime of indecent assault when he allegedly loitered on the premises of a woman on March 5.
Sergeant St Clair Phillips objected to bail for the accused after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
“Reports are that the accused also targeted other persons on that same day,” said the prosecutor who also revealed that the Carter was an outpatient on the Black Rock, St Michael mental health institution.
“He is in need of some intervention. He was apprehended by residents and not the police. Given what is going on in society, we are fearful for his safety and we would not want him to become a statistic,” the prosecutor added.
However, in his application for bail Carter stated: “I did not do it. I should go home. Two residents held me.”
It was then that the Magistrate Douglas Frederick asked why was it that the accused was suspected for indecent assault.
The prosecutor replied: “He was seen by residents following the same girl of a tender age twice. The last time the child’s mother spoke to him and he said he only wanted to speak with the child as he wanted ‘to give her God’s intervention’.”
Carter went on to explain his reason for the comment.
“I wanted to exchange my number with her to discuss the Word of God over the phone. I am a minister of the Word at the church . . . in Silver Sands. I was spreading the Word,” a seriously looking Carter stated.
However, it was a laughing Carter who asked, “is there a jacuzzi at the hospital”, after he was informed that he would be remanded.
“Seriously though I have to go shopping with my wife later as I did not get to go yesterday due to this situation,” Carter stated before he was remanded until March 27.