An accused who left the jurisdiction has left his mother who posted bail on his behalf with a court-imposed financial burden.
The mother now has five months to come up with $2,500, half of the amount that she put up as collateral for her son Ryan Anthony Omar Bentham, of Brewsters Road, Worthings, Christ Church.
He is accused of committing serious indecency on a nine-year-old child between August 12, 2012 and May 9, 2013.
The case has been before Magistrate Douglas Frederick but stalled when Bentham stopped appearing at the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Today his mother informed the magistrate that she nor the accused’s five children have heard from him in a while. She further explained that his ex girlfriend spoke to him sometime back but he did not give information on his whereabouts, only asking about the wellbeing of his children.
“Your son has no regard for you,” Frederick said.
The magistrate then informed her that she would have to forfeit half of the bail amount on or before August 20, 2019.
A warrant remains out for Bentham’s arrest.