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Father admits to assaulting daughter

COURT TODAY BLOCKA father was ordered to pay $500 in compensation to his daughter after he admitted to assaulting her on June 29.

Roger Roland Ellis, 51, pleaded guilty when he first went before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Saturday. He was granted $5 000 bail and told to return to court today.

The facts were that on the day in question,  Ellis called his daughter, Brittany, at a restaurant where they both worked and told her that if a particular woman could not work there anymore, neither could she.

She pressed out her cellular phone and when Ellis arrived there later, they exchanged words. Ellis then hit his daughter in her chest, held her shirt and pushed her out of the restaurant’s kitchen.

When the 19-year-old daughter appeared in court today, it was for acting Magistrate Elwood Watts to consider compensation. When questioned, the girl said she had spent $100 at the doctor and a further $30 on taxi fare.

Asked if she was willing to accept compensation from her father, the girl said “yes” since he had assaulted her for “no reason at all”. She went on to explain that the woman whom her father sought to fire her over, was his girlfriend who insisted she was not working with her.

Brittany said that she and her father never exchanged words that day; he just came and assaulted her. Asked by the Magistrate when last she and her father had spoken, the girl replied “not since” the incident.

“Do you plan to speak to him again?” asked Watts.

“No, Sir,” she answered.

“You mean you are going to go to your grave not speaking to him?”

At that point, Ellis interjected and said he didn’t plan to speak to her either.

“Not even if he (Ellis) speaks to you first?” Watts continued to the complainant.

“No, Sir. I don’t think he will speak to me unless his girlfriend tells him he can speak,” she explained.

“Well, I think it is folly. You not speaking to him and he not speaking to you. You didn’t bring yourself into this world . . . and at some point he would have been willing to kiss your naked behind and say, ‘coochy, coochy’.”

Watts then urged the father to keep his record clean and ordered $500 in compensation, payable in 28 days. If Ellis fails to pay, he will spend a similar time in jail.

Ellis was reprimanded and discharged.

8 Responses to Father admits to assaulting daughter

  1. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte July 15, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    what madness is this? compensation for assault? 19yrs old = $500.00? #madness

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair July 16, 2015 at 12:50 am

      He sure has a strange way of determining the sum of $500.00.

  2. Donna July 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I like that magistrate. Putting things into perspective perfectly.

  3. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair July 16, 2015 at 12:46 am

    The judge is totally out of line and should know it takes more to make a man a father than just his sperm. She owes him nothing, he abused her and.should have been charged with assault.

  4. Harry turnover July 16, 2015 at 6:41 am

    @ Maria Leclair….So what you think he was charged the $500 for ? she is 19 and he too owes her nothing ,so what is your point ?

  5. Ormond Mayers July 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Shame on you Father. What a huge disgrace father and daughter in Court after being assaulted by her father. Come on people family life is very serious. I don’t know who man would assault his daughter under any circumstances. No doubt, young people don’t have no respect because adults who should set an example are not.

  6. kathy-Ann Clarke July 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Its obvious the father places the girlfriend before his own daughter. It is sad that something like this happened, but I believe as the bigger person, he should apologise to his daughter, and live life. If the daughter was a good worker, I do not see hwy he should allow his girlfriend to determine who should work there or not. He is silly, he seems to be a boy with a toy, not a man with a plan. he aint ready yet. He like he get piss in he face…lol..

  7. Tony Waterman July 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    @all you women, don’t you not know by now that to climb “Mons Veneris” Men will even committ Murder, she was Lucky, he only pushed her away.
    The Magistrate was Good he at least tried to use “Commonsense 101.
    The Complete Family unit as we KNEW it Back in the day is now COMPLETELY gone, and what Might be still hanging around is Dysfunctional.
    I greive for Barbados.

    (Mons Veneris=Mount of Venus=P@#&%$#Y)


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