The Petit Bordel man who was savagely beaten by fellow villager last Friday, days after police declared him wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl has appeared in court.
Simeon “Gabo” Francois, 33, has been charged with abduction, buggery, attempted rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in connection with the violation of the child.
He was brought before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The man was arraigned in-camera before the magistrate, who is also vice-president of the Family Court.
Burnett denied Francois bail and adjourned the matters to the Family Court on May 28.
Francois attended court with a cast to his left arm and a bandage to his forehead.
Villagers beat him savagely in Petit Bordel last week Friday after nabbing him several days after police had issued a wanted bulletin for him.
Reports are that the little girl had gone to a shop close to her house and her relatives became concerned after she did not return in a reasonable time.
Villagers mounted a search party and the girl was found around 9 p.m. near a waterfall in a remote part of the North Leeward community.