Man on rape charge remanded
After appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court on three charges, including rape, a Jackson, St Michael man was remanded until September 6.
Ricky Vinceroy Phillips, 26, was not asked to plead to the allegations that he raped a woman on August 4 and stole $200 from her on that same date.
However, he pleaded not guilty to assaulting an 11-year-old boy last April and causing him actual bodily harm.
“The offences before you are serious offences Mam,” Sergeant Neville Reid told the magistrate in objecting to bail, adding that the court needed to protect both complainants from the accused.
The prosecutor further remarked that he felt the woman would be subjected to further interference or harm from Phillips if he were to be granted bail, particularly since she had already lost her job because he repeatedly showed up at her workplace.
Additionally, Phillips had matters pending in the same court and was already on bail, and had allegedly used a weapon during the commission of the offence against the child.
Responding, Phillip said he “ain’t do none uh dese here”. Additionally, he said, he suffered from seizures and prison was “too hot and it does send off my seizures”.