Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:53:46 (AST)
 

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Layou, Glen men on unlawful sex charges

The accused Layou men. From left: Dennis Prescott, Enrique John, and Sherwin Miller.

Three Layou men are slated to appear before the Family Court in September for trial on unlawful sex charges.

Enrique John and Dennis Prescott appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate Court on Aug. 2, where they were charged, in camera, that they had sex with a teen knowing that she didn’t consent or was reckless as to whether she consented.

Also, Sherwin Miller, also of Layou was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with the same teen.

He is charged that on May 11, 2017 at Layou, he had sexual intercourse with the teen, she being above the age of 13, but under the age of 15.

Police restrains Enrique John’s mother as she urges him to hide his way as he is led away after his arraignment. (iWN photo)

Miller is also charged that he allegedly committed the same offence against the same teen on May 26, also at Layou.

Each of the accused men pleaded not guilty and were each granted EC$8,000 bail with on surety.

They were also ordered to report to police at the Layou Police Station, to surrender their travel documents, and to seek the expressed permission of the court to leave the jurisdiction.

Also on Aug. 2 at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, Marcus Ashby of Glen was charged that on June 12, 2016 at Redemption Sharpes, he had unlawful sexual intercourse with a female.

He was also granted EC$8,000 bail with two sureties and was ordered to report to police at the Calliaqua Police Station.

The court ordered him to surrender all his travel documents and to seek the permission of the court to leave the jurisdiction.

He will also appear before the Family Court on Sept. 4, 2017.

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7 thoughts on “Layou, Glen men on unlawful sex charges

  1. C. ben-David says:

    An everyday occurrence all across the land.

  2. Lostpet says:

    So much crime in such a small country, unbelievable!

    The people are crying out for leadership but there is none!

    What kind of government do we have? Life is very comfortable for the governmental elite but society is a toilet for the rest of us. They go to hospitals overseas, build walls around their homes to keep themselves safe and free from theft, send there children to elite or overseas schools, eat special foods, make the poor pay top price for cooking gas, etc…Who are the dumb ones easily fooled who continue to allow this?

    • James Lampkin says:

      Y’all blame the government for every single thing.

    • Castroy says:

      Crime has always been an issue in this country as far back as my grandmother’s stories. So you see the government is not the problem. The people are. But bringing back the death penalty may slow it down

  3. Peter Appollo says:

    Lostpet :
    What is your plans/programmes projects to stop crime .Once again crime comes from the heart, and to a lesser extent good parenting.If your heart is corrupt, that will be your lifestyle.
    Great leadership, vibrant economy ,low employment, cheap food , no protective wall to keep out the poor , and there will still be crime.
    Get rid of hatred, envy,badmind,grude,covetousness, greed,and try contentment,love and kindness along with respect for others and their properties and you will see the different in every society.

  4. merlene mars says:

    The government hands are tied because if SVG had the death penalty they might have think twice before they tried to comet a crime.

  5. Everyman is a king says:

    Young men want sex they forget how to jerk off.

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