Rape, theft and burglary offences allegedly committed in three different jurisdictions have landed a Christ Church man on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds.
Kadeem Kwmaine Hunte, 28, of Maple Villa No. 2, Hastings, is facing charges in the District ‘A’; District ‘B’ and District ‘C’ jurisdictions.
Hunte faces the charge of having sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent on April 3 somewhere in District ‘B’. As rape is an indictable offence, Hunte was not required to plead when he went before Magistrate Deidre McKenna in the Oistins Magistrates Court.
He also pleaded not guilty to trespassing on the home of Daphnie Forde and stealing a $900 television between
February 11 and 18.
In the District ‘C’ jurisdiction he is accused of breaking into GRS Variety sometime between November 10 and 11, 2019, and stealing a raft of goods from shopkeeper mRebecca Chandler: five bottles of fabric softener; four bottles of bleach; eight bottles of body wash; six bottles of shampoo; eleven bars of soap; eight packs of soap; four tins of Vicks vapour rub; four security bolt locks; 12 headphones; eight bottles of Guinness stout; four bottled of Baileys Irish cream; eight bottles of whiskey and 31 bottles of rum – all valued at $1,362.25.
Earlier that July, Hunte broke into Furniture Limited’s bond and stole 55 bath sets; two body slimmers; a water pump; four toy cars; ten mosquito nets; eight curtain panels; two containers; three plant pots; six doors; five pressure cookers; four pillows and two toilet seats, the Crown alleges. The combined value of the items is $9,597.35.
Exclusive Joinery and Constructive was also burgled by Hunte between March 6 and 8 this year, the Crown claims, where he allegedly made off with $6,900 in items belonging to Allister Lovell including two drills, a router, a power saw, a jigsaw, a window and a sander.
No pleas were taken on those charges, for which he will appear in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court to answer
on April 19.
Hunte is further accused of robbing Anthony Clarke on January 8, 2020, of a bag and its contents worth $178. Between March 2 and 3, 2020 he entered 5H Bar and Grill as a trespasser and stole 15 bottles of alcoholic beverages, 12 snacks totalling $125 from Hayden Hallet, the Crown charges.
In the District ‘A’ jurisdiction, homeowner Nikita Jones allegedly became his next target on November 22, 2020, taking a $699 cellular phone belonging to Derek Bruce.
To add to the raft of burglary charges, Hunte is accused of possessing cannabis on April 8.
Pleas were also not taken for those offences. The matters have been transferred to the District ‘A” Magistrates’ Court for hearing on April 21.
When it came time for bail, police prosecutor PC Victoria Taitt objected on the grounds that Hunte was already on bail from the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court. The prosecutor also pointed to the fact that the offences involved several complainants who needed to be protected from the accused and by extension society.
Magistrate McKenna denied the accused man’s application for bail, despite his plea for freedom as the father of two small children and a cancer patient on medication.