The 35-year-old security guard charged with two counts of indecent assault in connection with a video showing a 4-year-old girl performing fellatio on him has been jailed for his crime.
On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, the Family Court jailed the man, who is originally from Roseau, Sion Hill, but lives in Mesopotamia, to four years for his crime.
The man faced a maximum of five years in prison on each count.
iWitness News is not disclosing the name of the man because other media outlets have mentioned the relationship between him and the child.
Therefore, publication of his name can help to identify the victim of the sex crime, an offence contrary to Section 11 of the Family Court Act, an offence punishable by a fine of up to EC$500 or a maximum of six months imprisonment.
The man pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault of the child, committed between Dec. 31, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2021, and another on Dec. 29, 2021, the day that the video of the child performing the sex act became public.
Police have warned the public that it is a crime to be in possession of or to circulate the video.
In a press statement last week, police reminded the public that it is a criminal offence to produce, make available, distribute, procure, possess or obtain child pornography in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.