Four out on bail

curfews for teens accused of rape

Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday allowed the shackles to come off four teenaged boys who were on remand at HMP Dodds since April on a charge of rape.

Renaldo Javon Joseph, 17, of #71 Husbands New Development, St James; Shaquon Rico Tione Goddard, 16, of Arleigh Tenantry, Cave Hill, St Michael; Joshwa Kobey Anthony Williams, 16, of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, St Michael and Taj Damario Deshong, 17, of Cave Hill Main Road, St Michael, were each granted $5,000 bail with one surety.

However, that freedom came with a condition. The four who are charged with having sexual intercourse with a young woman on April 2, 2016 without her consent, were put on a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

From left is Shaquon Rico Goddard, Taj Damario Deshong, Renaldo Javon Joseph & Joshwa Kobey Williams
From left are Shaquon Rico Goddard, Taj Damario Deshong, Renaldo Javon Joseph and Joshwa Kobey Williams.

Joseph, Goddard and Williams are also accused of stealing one cellular phone valued at $250 and $15 from the victim.

Three of the teens were not previously employed, but a tearful Joseph asked the Court’s permission to continue working with his father as a fisherman, which was granted.

However, Frederick made it clear that the curfew must be enforced when he is on land.

The four accused were ordered to return to court on September 15, 2016.

5 Responses to Four out on bail

  1. Adrian Daniel
    Adrian Daniel June 3, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Alydia Gloss tell that to the victim

  2. Terissa Bushell
    Terissa Bushell June 3, 2016 at 2:24 am
  3. Adrian Pinder
    Adrian Pinder June 3, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Whyyyyy?????? Barbados is a small country. That young lady can’t feel safe. Although the positive here is that they can be hunted like wild animals that they are.

  4. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid June 3, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Do crime spend couple of months in prison ,and get bail to do it all over again, the North America way of recycling criminals is not for us those people rent prisons from the business men so the more full the prison the better for them but we don’t rent our prison so stop following these people ,next step people will start to fix these

  5. Michael J. Koeiman
    Michael J. Koeiman June 3, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Rape is a horrible offence and most people don’t know how bail works or understand accessory liability – fair. I guess that’s why there’s all this misplaced outrage – plus a lot of people get a kick out of feeling morally superior to the “animals” that commit crimes. I guess whatever helps you get through a day.

    My thing is – y can’t the case start? The witnesses must have given their evidence before the boys were charged. The police who investigated should still be available … why does it take months upon months to compile a file?

    Imagine being gang raped and years must go by before it even looks like the system is making any effort to give you justice … I just can’t understand it


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