Harassment lands ex in court

court“No means no.” That advice from Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to Demian Ronnel Michael Leon Thorpe Wednesday, after he pleaded guilty to a harassment charge.

Thorpe, 34, of Ocean View Road, Spooner’s Hill, St Michael confessed to harassing Salome Valence on Black Rock Main Road on August 9 without a lawful excuse.

The No 2 Magistrates Court heard that the two were involved in a two-and-a-half year common law relationship, which ended back in May.

However, the virtual complainant continued to live at Thorpe’s home as she was unable to make other arrangements.

It was also revealed that during that time Thorpe made several sexual advances towards Valence, the mother of his one year old son.

He would also follow her to and from work.

“Mr Thorpe, when a woman says no to you . . . don’t approach her to try an coax her [and] find yourself in . . . this situation in the future . . . . So you keep your distance,” the magistrate said.

She then went on to advise Valence after questioning her about the living arrangements in the house: “When you say no mean it . . . don’t stay in the same bed.”

Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant then turned to Thorpe and said you have been reprimanded and discharged but you owe Miss Valence an apology.

“I am sorry for all that I have done to you and I am sorry for what I did last night . . . I don’t know if you can forgive me, but I am very sorry,” Thorpe said.

However, the magistrate urged the two to ensure that their child did not suffer from their fallout. She made it clear to Thorpe that he must honour his responsibility as a father and to Valence that she should allow him to spend time with his son.

24 Responses to Harassment lands ex in court

  1. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel August 11, 2016 at 7:27 am

    she shouldn’t be there after them broke up…but common since will tell you that them did still dealing wid each other….jus something went wrong n this happen..Now she gotta go look fa somewhere to live by a next man or woman..hmmm..ppl need to get them life in order

  2. Cherry Amor
    Cherry Amor August 11, 2016 at 7:27 am

    No means no she should pack her things and go being thereis a temptation

  3. Veronica Straker
    Veronica Straker August 11, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Please say this woman is a foreign national and have no friends or family here in Barbados. Honeychild you’re working go rent a room for you and your child.

  4. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed August 11, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Cant understand how u done with a guy and still live in he house……

  5. Kay A Levy
    Kay A Levy August 11, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I dont know, i really dont want to sound hard on her. But i am a female and i know when i am done i am completely done. So why is she still there? Isnt that sending the wrong message?

  6. Lynette Ice-cream Rollock
    Lynette Ice-cream Rollock August 11, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Left the man house.

  7. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor August 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    She mekkin up she 5 yrs!

  8. Hariette August 11, 2016 at 10:19 am

    She’s had a right to be out the ppl house. If they finish why is she still there and sleeping in the same bed with the man. They are not your family they are his. You have no right to be there still.

  9. Arte Maria Benn
    Arte Maria Benn August 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Listen to me.

    Because she is there doesn’t mean he had or has any right to her attention.

    But glad to see the men who have such opinions.

    As for wunna women, so she moves out and what?

    He still feels it’s his right to harass her.

    She ain’t the damn problem you backward pests.

    • Karin Russell
      Karin Russell August 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      No Arte. When you say you done, yuh done and ya need to go. It ain’t even like she living there and in another room. She still sleeping in the same bed. How you gonna say you done with the man and still doing that? She needs to find her own and leave the man place.

  10. Smiley August 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    If you have any sense you would run , he is a bully and a stalker girl.LEAVE NOW!!!

  11. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams August 11, 2016 at 11:31 am

    What would the feminists say?

  12. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams August 11, 2016 at 11:32 am

    He is wrong…….she should never be living there…….If she still is she should be moving out fast. Wunna done………never agreed with living in the same house.

  13. BoboTheClown August 11, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Ha,Ha, Ha ,Ha. Thorpe should never had been admonished by the Judge if he indeed slept in the same bed as his accuser.
    Thorpe accuser is probably not bajan and therefore spoke with a heavy accent, so he thought that she had said “now”,but instead she was saying “no-ah”.(No) LoL.

  14. Mona Fields
    Mona Fields August 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Maybe she has no other place to go. I am just assuming

  15. Iartin Iackman
    Iartin Iackman August 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Quite agree with you on that, from the magistrate down. He need to seek legal advice on this ASAP before that common law relationship turns to common law wife ………. remember she can claim anything , It he who have to prove her wrong ……. does that answer your question Ryan?

  16. Javier Maynard
    Javier Maynard August 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    FAM, if she say no, just go, don’t beg. That cat was never yours, You had your time now let another woman enjoy you man. Fellas stop embarrassing y’all selves behind these women.

  17. Alex Alleyne August 11, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Its easier to jump in the wharf than to give up real good stuff. “If you think you are lonely now wait until tonight”.

  18. Realist August 12, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Ha, ha…perhaps she is sleeping naked like me.

  19. miche August 12, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Its a matter of wanting your cake and eating it too…,,,just cant work,,,,

    • miche August 12, 2016 at 7:09 am

      She escaped from a hungry lion,,yet remained in his cave,,,what does she expect .other than to be eaten…how stupid can we get…


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