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Taxi driver on sex charges

A taxi driver is now facing four sex charges relating to a minor girl.

Darnley Rudolph Nurse, of Gas Products Road, Wildey, St Michael was remanded when he went before the District ‘A’ Traffic Court earlier today.

The 47-year-old is accused of committing serious indecency and having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl between January 1 and November 3 this year, both occurring within the District ‘A’ jurisdiction.

He is further charged with a second count of unlawful sexual intercourse and defilement of a minor, between September and December, 2014. The offences allegedly occurred within the District ‘B’ jurisdiction.

He was not required to answer to any of the four indictable charges which Magistrate Graveney Bannister read to him.

In his objections to bail, Station Sergeant Peter Barrow told the court that the nature and the seriousness of the allegations ought to be considered, along with  the fact that Nurse has antecedents, even though of a different type.

Barrow also pointed out to Magistrate Bannister that the society – particularly young children – needed to be protected as it relates to these types of allegations.

Further, the prosecutor believed that if Nurse were to be granted bail other allegations might arise since the current ones were said to have occurred while the girl was reported missing.

In response, attorney-at-law Ernest Jackman believed that his client was a good candidate for bail. He explained that Nurse was the sole breadwinner for his three minor children.

Jackman also stressed that the prosecution never mentioned anything about Nurse not showing up for his trial.

The accused will return to court on December 4 after appearing in the District ‘B’ Magistrates Court on December 3.

6 Responses to Taxi driver on sex charges

  1. Sue Donym November 8, 2015 at 8:59 am

    A taxi driver, a person who the public should have the expectation of safety with. I am aware that taxi drivers are required to have a Police Certificate of Character for the initial issuance of a PSV licence, but is anything done to keep Licensing Authority updated on convictions of licence holders? Perhaps one more area that we need to see appropriate links among government departments.

  2. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN November 8, 2015 at 11:47 am

    When someone take advantage of another because they might be in a position that might offer a disadvantage indivisual some sort of benefit,which in this case might be a free ride or a few dollars they should be punished to the fullest degree.
    This type of behaviour happens more frequently than most suspect. It happens with Bus drivers, ZR operators, Police,and many others who are in positions that use their positions to attract . It is amazing what a few dollars will do to make a good girl to turn bad.

  3. Dmax November 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    “In response, attorney-at-law Ernest Jackman believed that his client was a good candidate for bail. He explained that Nurse was the sole breadwinner for his three minor children”. Isn’t the 15 year old a minor too? Why did you encourage her?

  4. Alex Alleyne November 8, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    “From dusk till dawn”, “From 6 pm til 6 am” some men become BEAST.

  5. jrsmith November 9, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Our criminal justice system in Barbados as well ,has gone to pot, months back a high ranking policeman, said ,people on bail ,in Barbados , is out there committing the same crimes. so what should the court do, Mr, Policeman. where was he at.

    That’s why , my take on bail, that 25% of the total amount be paid to the courts in cash, which means you break the terms of the bail you forfeit the cash amount, which help to recover some revenue and loosing the case ,you loose that cash amount, but the amount be return to the person if not found guilty

  6. Alex 3 November 9, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    To bad the lash has been banned.


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