A man has pleaded guilty to charges of raping a 15-year-old girl in Canouan and burglarising a house and indecently assaulting the child.
Glenroy Glasgow pleaded guilty to the rape, burglary and indecent assault charges when he was arraigned on Tuesday at High Court No. 1, in Kingstown, before Justices Brian Cottle and Rickie Burnett.
Glasgow, who was represented by counsel Jemalie John, entered guilty pleas on charges that:
· on June 11, 2022 at Canouan, he had unlawful sexual intercourse with the virtual complainant who at the time of the said intercourse did not consent and Glasgow knew she did not consent or was reckless as to whether she consented or;
· on June 11, 2022 at Canouan, he entered the bedroom of a woman (name omitted), with intent to assault the virtual complainant, she being a female therein; and
· on June 11, 2022, at Canouan, he indecently assaulted the virtual complainant, she being a child under the age of 15.
In relation to sentencing, John said he wanted to file written submissions and asked the court to give at least two weeks before the sentencing hearing.
The lawyer said he could file the submissions as early as Friday, adding that the court could perhaps leave some time for the filing of any other documents, in particular a victim impact.
He said he wanted the assistance of the court in having a social inquiry report prepared.
However, Justice Cottle pointed out that this would take at least a month and noted that the defence has no control over its contents.
The judge asked the lawyer whether he would prefer to get the information from his client and do a plea in mitigation.
John said he would take the information.
Crown Counsel Renee Simmons, who appeared for the Crown, said the only thing that would cause a delay would be to get a victim impact statement.
She, however, said two weeks should be sufficient.
Justice Cottle adjourned sentencing to Oct. 13 at High Court No. 2, where Justice Burnett presides.