Bail for two accused of crimes against females

courtTwo St Michael men were not required to plead when they appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on separate charges for offences committed against females.

They are Donovan Adrian Jones, 46, of Block 4A Fernihurst, Deacons Road and Grantley Clarke, 53, of Headley Land, Bank Hall.

Jones is charged with having sexual intercourse with a woman on August 12, without her consent.

When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, there was no objection to bail from the prosecutor and Jones was granted a $5 000 release with one surety to return to court on January 19, 2017.

Clarke, meantime, is charged with committing an act of serious indecency against a minor, on September 4, 2016.

He was also granted $5 000 bail with one surety and will reappear before Frederick in the No.1 District ‘A’ Criminal Court on January 18, 2017.

3 Responses to Bail for two accused of crimes against females

  1. BoboTheClown October 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Where have all the teachings gone? It does appear there is total disrespect for Women by an alarming number of men in Barbados. It has become what appears to be the norm to see weekly accusations ,and assaults made by females of male abuse.
    Why aren’t the Courts doing more to deter this sort of distasteful behavior by our men’?we do not need a Donald Trump mentality in our midst. If this behavior is to be nipped before it becomes a bigger and more wide spread,our Judges and Police have to have a no nonsense approach to any such male abuse on women. At present, this does not seem to be the case,and as a result ,these crimes continue to rise. The Only solution to this nonsense maybe ,bringing the full force of law to bear.Maybe ,and only maybe,some of these abuses would be prevented.

  2. Ian Bess
    Ian Bess October 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

    What happened to the good old time Barbados

  3. Alana B October 19, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Accusations of sexual offences have reared its head. Sexual intercourse without consent is a crime. Therefore, even a husband can commit an offence under this piece of legislation.
    CHAPTER 154
    (4) “A husband commits the offence of rape where he has sexual
    intercourse with his wife without her consent by force or fear where
    there is in existence in relation to them
    Cap. 214.
    (a) a decree nisi of divorce;
    (b) a separation order within the meaning of section 2 of the Family
    Law Act;
    (c) a separation agreement; or
    (dj an order for the husband not to molest his wife or have sexual
    intercourse with her.
    (5) A husband who commits the offence of rape is liable on
    conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.”

    Therefore no means no. This is regardless of the age, sex or relationship with the person.

    However, I a concern here. The names of the ‘accusers’ are published. If it found that the accusers are not guilty, the ‘stain’ and ‘stigma’ attached to the accused remains. Not only are the names of the accusers published but their age and residential addresses in some instances.

    All offences against a person should be prosecuted. However, what has happened to the ‘presumption of innocence’?

    It has been found in the past that an offender found guilty is punished and that is a good thing. Maybe it is time to consider a sexual offences register. However, it has also been found that an accused that had not been convicted would have been so convicted within the court of public opinion because publicity given and unfairly so.

    As a law abiding citizen I believe in reasonableness, fairness and justice and that we are ALL equal under the law and must be treated fairly in ALL circumstances.


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