End it


courtAfter four years of having an incest charge hanging over his head, a 56-year-old father who allegedly sexually violated his young daughter is today breathing a sigh of relief – at least for the time being.

Yesterday when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, his daughter and her mother stood in the witness stand, across the room from him, and delivered news that must have been music to his ears.

Speaking on behalf of the teenager, the mother told the court the girl had decided to drop the case. Once both mother and daughter had taken the oath, the parent was asked by police prosecutor Station Sergeant Janice Ifill to account for the decision to end the matter.

In response, she told the court she was neither forced, threatened nor coerced, and that the decision was solely that of her daughter’s.

However, Station Sergeant Ifill made it clear that the father was not off the hook just yet, as the police had to seek guidance from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock on what the man’s fate would be.

The man had been charged with having sexual intercourse with his daughter sometime between January 1, 2012 and February 29, 2012. 
He must return to court on March 1, 2017.

8 Responses to End it

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince November 25, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Really ???

  2. Marsha Layne
    Marsha Layne November 25, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Sigh…..just sigh…..

  3. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes November 25, 2016 at 6:25 am

    So just drop the case because they did not want to go ahead with it or because he did not do it. At this point, it should not be their decision, it should be the court’s decision after thorough investigation.

  4. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince November 25, 2016 at 6:26 am

    His daughter? What kind of a mother ? Did the child lie ?

  5. Brien King
    Brien King November 25, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Once enough evidence of proof is lodged in the court, adjudication can commence, But if not then the case will have to stop because there would be no grounds to imprisoned him. But unfortunately it has been known where the court took judgement against persons on bare allegations , which is blatantly wrong in a environment where it is stated that judgments is fair and just.

  6. Wade Alleyne
    Wade Alleyne November 25, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Why is there an assumption of lies? Maybe the girl is finding the process too traumatic, or maybe she’s forgiven the father.

  7. kathy-Ann Clarke November 25, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Sometimes, going to court alone can be so dramatic, tiresome and very much a waste of time. So, I don’t know if that is the position with the daughter,or if she really feels he needs to be forgiven. But all well that ends well.

  8. Lennox hewitt November 25, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    If i did working on that i would say last known adress a recent picture tatoo if he got one where he last work if no picture nake no sence infact can’t say so this for people that no he .


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