Rape accused remanded for a week

courtDamien Dexter Lorenzo Craigg will spend the next week on remand at HMP Dodds on a rape charge.

Craigg, 28, of Crane, St Philip is accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent.

The alleged incident occurred on March 11, 2016.

He appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday. However, when it was time for bail Prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock objected on several grounds.

“The seriousness of the offence Sir – allegedly Sir a firearm was used in relation to this matter – and Sir for the protection of society . . . this accused should be kept,” Rock told the court.

However, Craigg’s attorney Kamisha Benjamin argued that her client was not charged with a firearm offence and had not been before the law courts since 2012.

“He is a person that can live in society without any problems coming from it. His instructions are that he was involved with the virtual complainant in a sexual relationship and because he is no longer interested this is the result of this charge,” the attorney argued.

Benjamin added that her client, who maintained his innocence, was willing to accept any conditions which the court desired in order to secure bail.

However, the Acting Chief Magistrates said the allegation that a firearm was used was a “very serious matter”.

“The court is aware that allegations can be made  . . . but I err on the side of caution in these matters,” Frederick said.

He remanded Griffith into custody, and advised that as the case is a District “C” matter, a bail application could be made before that magistrate on August 30.

One Response to Rape accused remanded for a week

  1. Brien King
    Brien King August 26, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    To err on an allegations alone is a very serious matter for the sane. Allegations are statements without proof, a belief that, that which is alleged is true but for the most part, does turn out false, so why incarcerate a person on an allegation, having no proof ? So I can just walk down the road and state that this person just did such and such, and just so they will be locked up? Nothing in this world makes any sense any more.

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