UWI student on second rape charge

A 21-year-old University of the West Indies student was Monday placed on $10,000 bail after appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on a rape charge.

Shakir Jelani Sandiford of Weston, St James was not required to plead to the indictable offence when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick Monday morning.

Sandiford, who also works as a support clerk at one of the island’s financial institutions, is charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old without her consent on June 11, 2016.

The police prosecutor objected to bail saying that the accused was a threat to young girls. However, his attorney, Roy Hurley, said the charges were just allegations and that his client was not a serial rapist.

Sandiford is currently on $10, 000 bail on a similar matter which occurred back in 2014.

“That’s the very reason that your name should not be called in any allegations of any nature . . . Your studies at UWI and your job is what has prompted the court to grant you bail.

“You used it the first time, you used it the second time, I don’t know it is going to work a third time,” Magistrate Frederick warned the accused.

As part of his bail conditions, Sandiford has to report to the Holetown Police Station every Wednesday by 10 a.m. He was also warned to stay away from the virtual complainant.

“What reporting to the police station will do is remind you that you have two matters before the court. So that every time you go, you have to be very circumspect,” the District “A” Magistrate explained.

Sandiford returns to court on September 29.

7 Responses to UWI student on second rape charge

  1. miche June 28, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Educated ass

  2. dave June 28, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Foolishness !
    Sex Maniac ?
    Case should be tried same time
    This adjourning adjourning Bail thing want stopping.

  3. Alex Alleyne June 28, 2016 at 6:37 am

    My take is that the court will get the message when he rape again.
    “your studies at UWI and your job is what has prompted the court to grant you bail”. What about the young lady and her pain?. Oh, how nice it is to have money in Barbados so you can come up with bail no matter what’s the crime.
    Maybe murder next ??????.

  4. Green Giant June 28, 2016 at 6:57 am

    This is why we cry for justice in this country. This is not political for all of you who come here lambasting the politicians. This is purely judicial.

    Though he is innocent until trial, and entitled to bail, so does several others with jobs and family to support. Many of them have less serious charges too, but are told about reoffending. We simply cannot continue to have these double standards.

    We need to have a march for justice in this country. Sadly the politicians we spend so much time representing in this forum will never lead this march against these double standards in the courts.

  5. jrsmith June 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Them and us people , them and us, the order of the day..do we really have democracy and who enjoys such a thought..

    A senior police officer said bail is being offered and given , to person /people who get the bail goes out and continue they same criminal behaviour…do we have a sex register in Barbados. Everything in Barbados is fixed for the 1% people who control our Barbados financially…

  6. dave June 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Green Giant you said

    “This is why we cry for justice in this country. This is not political for all of you who come here lambasting the politicians. This is purely judicial.

    It is not political when it suits all yuh .

    The Government of the day has the responsibility for administering the affairs of this country. The Government changed the rules that allowed the present Chief Justice to become Chief justice.The Government of the day has the responsibility of running the Country That is why you have the Minister of Health and a Ministry of Health. the Minister of Education and a Ministry of Education. The Government sets policy. The Minister oversees the implementation of that policy and the operatives in the various Ministries operationalize or carry out the operations of the particular ministry

  7. BoboTheClown June 29, 2016 at 7:26 am

    The young man in question seems to have a sex complex.
    When someone commits any act that is seen as criminal ,some folk tend to have that belief that the courts should be somewhat lenient if it was a first offense . A criminal act does not become less criminal because of who you are,or how much money you have.
    It is obvious to me that this young man has a major problem which he can’t seem to control. The court by again granting him bail after a second complaint of rape seem to take these accusations extremely lightly.
    I don’t know whether or not the young fella is studying Sex Education,or Criminal law , but if he intends to do everything “The Hard Way” ,he’ll end up doing some hard time in Dodds.
    The Judicial system has got to be protective of our young ladies .
    A reminder to all men,” Persuation is ten times better than force”


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