53-year-old man admits to fondling underage girl

COURT TODAY BLOCKThree years ago, Ian Ellsworth Royer indecently assaulted 11-year-old girl.

Today, the 53-year-old confessed before a High Court judge to indecently assaulting the minor.

The convicted man, of 1st Avenue Kellman Land, Black Rock, St Michael will remain on bail until he returns to court on April 20.

Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas told Justice Michelle Weekes at the No. 2 Supreme Court that on July 13, 2012, the girl was at home waiting for a new refrigerator to be delivered.

Her mother, who knew Royer as a generally helpful person whom she trusted, asked the girl to call him so he could help her take food out of the old appliance and place the new refrigerator inside the house.

The girl telephoned him when the delivery truck was due to arrive. While there, her mother spoke to him on the telephone, reminding him of the arrangement.

When Royer arrived, the two unpacked the old refrigerator before the child went into the living room to sit and wait for the delivery men. While there, Royer went over to the girl, pulled her blouse down and touched her inappropriately.

She tried pushing him off but he was too strong, the prosecutor said, as he read from the statement which the girl gave to the police.

When the delivery men showed up, Royer stopped what he was doing. The girl was afraid and said nothing to the men. As soon as they left, Royer pulled her into a nearby bedroom.

Placing his hand over her mouth, he told her not to scream and began fondling her, telling her that he liked her from the time “she was small” and that she was “not too small to like him.”

The prosecutor said the girl feared that he would kill her if she screamed so she did not.

Royer’s cellular phone began ringing soon after and he stopped to read a message. He then got up and told the girl he would be back.

As soon as he left the house, the child called a friend of her mother’s and asked her to come over immediately. She arrived and finding the girl frantic and in tears, she took her to her home.

When the girl’s mother came home, the woman returned the child, who was still in tears.

In the statement which Royer gave to investigators, he admitted to the inappropriate behaviour.

It was after his phone rang that he left “to go and pick up my little girl from camp,” the statement read.

Royer is not known to the court.

His attorney Silbert Cadogan asked for a presentencing report, which he felt would assist the court in sentencing and with mitigating. The lawyer also asked that his client be allowed to continue on bail.

The Crown did not object based solely on Royer’s physical condition. He walks with a cane.   

24 Responses to 53-year-old man admits to fondling underage girl

  1. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett February 25, 2016 at 6:21 am

    He need his frigging hands chopping off. If she was my child I would be in Dodds long time. Dirty man and to see the mother trusted him.

    • Shumain McCollin
      Shumain McCollin February 25, 2016 at 6:24 am

      To see he has a girl child of his own is frightening!

    • Annette Downes
      Annette Downes February 25, 2016 at 8:04 am

      In most cases it’s the people you trust.

    • Judy Stanford
      Judy Stanford February 25, 2016 at 8:04 am

      It wouldn’t be his hand I’d be chopping off!

  2. Ronald Springer February 25, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Is Mr.Royer a reasonable man with integrity? Is he a real caring and respectable father? Who is his neighbour? Certainly it is evident that a reasonable person would and should not do Such a thing as he owes a duty of care to protect and shield this innocent child, therefore he needs to be made an example for others. What about the trauma that his girl family is going through and what about the girl who is the victim. One question that arises out of this issue is if the victim was your daughter, what would you do.

  3. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson February 25, 2016 at 7:09 am

    People like him make you think about murder she wrote

  4. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck February 25, 2016 at 7:12 am

    They should remove his daughter from him, that man is a child molester. He did this before.

  5. Cole Tanner
    Cole Tanner February 25, 2016 at 7:21 am

    From small? She big now? And his child must be in a glass case.. Stuspe

  6. Leroy February 25, 2016 at 7:21 am

    “To go to pick up my little girl from camp”

    So he has a little girl and assaulting someone else little girl?

    Justice Weekes,,make an example of him, maximum penalty please.

    • Tundr February 25, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Leroy be careful asking for maximum penalty… See another case in today’s paper where the father got 1 year for indecent assault on his daughter… And the judge indicated that he wanted to be harsh….

      Penalties for some of these things are not very severe

  7. Keisha Holder
    Keisha Holder February 25, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Was this child home alone?

  8. Tamina Darkies
    Tamina Darkies February 25, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Stupseeee wha presentecin report my ass if he didn get dat call it’s only leff to wonder wha more he wud have done to dat child, HE ADMIT wha he do & she was only 11,she aint wait days,months or years to tell nobody & yet still goin 3yrs & dem still aint lock he up yet but men gettin lockup fa less things in no time,stupseee dis is why some children don’t say anything wen dey are molested,SMFH

  9. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins February 25, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Make his name the first on the Registry.. Registered Paedophile. #SickF&ck.

  10. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte February 25, 2016 at 8:04 am


    HE admitted base on the story here. Why is he on bail? He had Where is the noise from the Children Rights reps that had so much to say on the “missing”?

    I will keep saying that abuse bout here is categorised and not treated as what it is.

    • Joceline Blackett
      Joceline Blackett February 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

      I agree. He should have never gotten bail. Real foolishness going on in Barbados.

  11. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 25, 2016 at 8:04 am

    What a garbage third world justice system that this case is still not resolve after almost 4 years, simple if this girl was related to me would have dealt with his phatetic ya know what by now.

  12. Annette Downes
    Annette Downes February 25, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Yes, a sex offender registry is needed just like the USA.

  13. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar February 25, 2016 at 8:14 am

    It is very unfortunate that your sexual cravings and appetite clouded your judgement and reasoning. You should have removed those impure thoughts from your mind and stepped outside until the item arrive. Men don’t get it, your action is a orking of your mind. Your thinking is a precursor to your action. Men if your mind is obsessed ith sex, you are going to see females as sexual objects and get yourself in trouble. Lots of the pitfalls in life can be avoided, if the mind is nourished ith good, clean, healthy, positive thoughts. In addition ,to respecting our bodies as a temple of God and not an instrument of sexual gratification.

  14. Olutoye Walrond February 25, 2016 at 8:23 am

    We really should not be so presumptuous about people when making decisions about whom we leave our children with.

    There are people we can trust; but we have to know people intimately.

  15. PattyCake February 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    We must not be too trusting of persons with our children whether male or female. This world is an unassuming one

  16. Kathy February 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    The girl is still a minor. Why was so much information published to make identifying this child so easy?

  17. dark sugar February 25, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    They need to put up a photo of him that pervert

  18. Bernard Codrington. February 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Now we know why the youth behave the way they do. We have betrayed their trust. And some parents are too trusting of people they entrust their children to . I hope this is a lesson for all of us who really care about the children of this country.


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