Four out on bail
curfews for teens accused of rape
Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday allowed the shackles to come off four teenaged boys who were on remand at HMP Dodds since April on a charge of rape.
Renaldo Javon Joseph, 17, of #71 Husbands New Development, St James; Shaquon Rico Tione Goddard, 16, of Arleigh Tenantry, Cave Hill, St Michael; Joshwa Kobey Anthony Williams, 16, of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, St Michael and Taj Damario Deshong, 17, of Cave Hill Main Road, St Michael, were each granted $5,000 bail with one surety.
However, that freedom came with a condition. The four who are charged with having sexual intercourse with a young woman on April 2, 2016 without her consent, were put on a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
Joseph, Goddard and Williams are also accused of stealing one cellular phone valued at $250 and $15 from the victim.
Three of the teens were not previously employed, but a tearful Joseph asked the Court’s permission to continue working with his father as a fisherman, which was granted.
However, Frederick made it clear that the curfew must be enforced when he is on land.
The four accused were ordered to return to court on September 15, 2016.