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‘You should be in school’

COURT TODAY BLOCKIt was probably his small stature and childlike features that prompted Magistrate Douglas Frederick to ask him his age and what he was doing inside a dock.

Frederick was at the time speaking to Giovani Armani Prescod in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

Prescod, of #16 Birch Path, Regents Hill, Pinelands, St Michael, appeared in court today charged with committing serious indecency against a female between January 1, 2014 and April 12, 2015.

“What are you doing here?” the magistrate asked the accused as he stepped into the dock. “At 16 you should be at school. You’re still at school?”

The youngster replied that he had finished school already.

“Seriously? Finished school already . . . at 16? But you’re going to skills training or somewhere though?”

Prescod explained that he is “in a family club”. Even though he did not know the name of the persons who run it, he said he does a variety of subjects every Saturday from 10 until noon.

“Well at 16 you should be in school,” the magistrate again suggested, and “I hope somebody sees to it.”

Prescod returns to court on March 29, 2016.

4 Responses to ‘You should be in school’

  1. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar November 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

    The main problem is boys are more pre-occupied ith sex on their minds, than achieving a sound education. This is a spin off from the men setting a bad example and see sex as primary in their lives.

    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar November 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      It takes not one person, but men to understand their role and responsibility as fathers and men in general to take life more serious and not for pleasure. By setting the right example for boys to imitate.

  2. lester November 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

    The society is sexualise, posters, music, social media etc glamourise sex as a god, what else can we expect, i do not condone such acts but the unconverted heart is vulnerable to such behaviour, our youth need a steady dose of righteousness in Jesus name

  3. dave November 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Sex is a normal natural drive. It ensures the continuation of the species. It will happen and the young will be preoccupied with it because they are in, or are approaching the prime of their lives


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