Man charged with having sex with pre-teen

An 18-year-old St Michael man appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today accused of having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl.

Shem Malik Anderson Yearwood of #4 Princess Royal Avenue, The Pine is charged with committing the offence in January this year.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon.

With no objection from the prosecution to his release, Yearwood was granted $3,000 bail which he secured with one surety.

He was also ordered to stay away from the complainant.

34 Responses to Man charged with having sex with pre-teen

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince May 4, 2017 at 9:12 am


  2. Karen F-Glasgow
    Karen F-Glasgow May 4, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Good for these pedophiles that won’t leave our young daughters

  3. Judy Stanford
    Judy Stanford May 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

    This is Rape, not having sex!!

    • T May 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      This article was terribly written, sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14 is statutory rape and that carries a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. In between the ages of 14-16 is also statutory rape and that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years. Those things should be clearly laid out in the article so people could be properly informed.

  4. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor May 4, 2017 at 9:23 am

    RAPE people she can’t give consent.Time for sex offenders registration with photo.He lucky she ain’t family or his nuts would be cut. I hope mother do better by their girls since some of them looking for a father’s​ love not Sex

    • Judy Stanford
      Judy Stanford May 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

      out on bail of only $3000 ,,,what a joke!!! He will reoffend.

    • Shonnie Millington
      Shonnie Millington May 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Couldn’t agree with you more these nuisance men sickening

  5. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin May 4, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Good for him…
    My hope is that the old women that walk n around do n the same to ppl boy children… are dealth the same fate

  6. Jasper Stone
    Jasper Stone May 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    So common in the Caribbean not only are adults who should know better raping girls but boys are being raped also. A number of these sick pedophiles can lure these young folks in with the offer of new shoes or some cash, it’s vile

  7. Chantelle Price
    Chantelle Price May 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

    An he get bail? Wth

  8. Ricardo Morris
    Ricardo Morris May 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

    How all of these people is get bail tho

  9. Malcolm King May 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Kim! this is a false equivalent. Barbados treats Rape and Domestic Violence very lightly. In other parts of the civilized world people go to jail for what the Barbados Courts give a small fine or warning.. How can any decent human being especially a female accept the rape of children?

  10. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes May 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

    The court seem to make light of these situations all the time, he raped the child. Meanwhile in US a man is facing life for in ticking minor boys, does it mean that here we take sexual offences against children as a joke? Rape on the whole seem to be one big joke in Barbados, is it because the Men are the ones who make the laws and they see nothing wrong with it? He gets bail and then 3 or 4 yrs go by and the case still hasn’t finished then finally the family decides not to go ahead with. I know of 1 girl who had a baby last year, what has happened to that, nothing. Her school days are interupted while life goes on for him and of course he is not supporting the child. Her mother now has to work for another child. It’s even worst when it’s the father or step father sexually abusing the child. People like to pretend but that happens more often than they think.

  11. Malcolm King May 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

    How could the Barbados courts allow someone who is charged with raping a 12 year old girl to be on the streets. What are they waiting for the next rape. What signals are we sending? He should be reprimanded this is a no bail case considering the age of the child. Wake up Barbados.. Please block and deny these people passports.

  12. Mariam Makeba
    Mariam Makeba May 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

    What about the mothers who acts as de pimps and de children are de sex workers both boys and girls. De money maintaining de home and any other cause . When ya hear some ah de things that gine on bout dis place de hair pon wanna head gine stand up straight.

  13. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes May 4, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Correction…..facing life for inticing minor boys

  14. Biscuits May 4, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Really sad and hurtful! They are both children and a product of a very warped and promiscuous society we are living in. Sex is blatantly being pushed left, right and centre. While it can be a beautiful thing in the right circumstances, our young girls and boys (14 and up) are being abused by older men and women (@kim). Not much of a good example for vulnerable youth!

  15. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron May 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

    More need to be charge

  16. Jeanette Hernandez
    Jeanette Hernandez May 4, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Should be charged with rape as far as I’m concerned.

  17. Marcelyn Belle
    Marcelyn Belle May 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    That is not having sex,that is Statutory Rape.

  18. Jennifer Giles
    Jennifer Giles May 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

    But God, sis remember the word . He is in control, Amen

  19. Hazeleyes Harris
    Hazeleyes Harris May 4, 2017 at 11:52 am

    It’s a shame when grown men mess will little girls it need to be stop and it happen in bim all the time

  20. Sharon Ellis
    Sharon Ellis May 4, 2017 at 11:53 am

    The pine got charged lol!!! I’m guessing that was an error.

  21. Jude Parker
    Jude Parker May 4, 2017 at 11:53 am

    He wasn’t having sex he raped her.

  22. Samantha Ophelia
    Samantha Ophelia May 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Barbados Today, your headline is grossly misleading! Underage means no consent, therefore your headline should say Rape!

    • harry turnover May 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      It is NOT rape ,it IS STATUTORY RAPE and underage does not mean no consent. it is RAPE that means no consent .
      If one is UNDERAGE consent or no consent it is STATUTORY RAPE…so don’t get tie up here.
      Looking at the age difference though it looks like consensus sex…BUT as I said under the LAW this kid is guilty.
      Would never forget the time in my youth when I met a young girl who said she was 16 look like 18 only to find out two years later that she was only 14 back then…and not a fella din tell me nutten that she was only 14,family nor friend.

  23. Shanna Thompson
    Shanna Thompson May 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    whats frustrating is there are lots of pedophiles in Barbados that encourage school girls to give them sex voluntarily and ppl just shake their heads and gossip but I can’t tell what is really being done to cut it out. Even girls in primary school as soon as they develop are already dealing with/having relationships with men and this has been going on for ages.

  24. Andrea Young
    Andrea Young May 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    And some people bout hey still believe that these things don’t happen bout hey…tek yuh heads out de sand.

  25. Bubblez May 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Sometimes these young girls does push up themselves to grown ass men and does know what they doing and both male and female should be charge and on the other hand the men being older should walk away and let the parents know what them children does be doing or try to do and warn other men to stay away from them base on their experience, the law need changing because some the young girls want to be women before them time and any man that rape anyone adult

  26. Boyce Jr Angus
    Boyce Jr Angus May 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    So a man get jail fa a rum but & man get bail fa rape…smh…..i don’t care who vex but de magistrate want locking up Doan……..

  27. Nanci May 5, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Barbados don’t take these cases seriously. They need to pass strict laws that if you have sex with an underage girl or boy, you will spend at least 5 years. What message is this sending to other sexual abusers. They need locking up.

  28. Nanci May 5, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Well said bubblez. If the young girls push up themselves to grown men, the parents should know, and the adult need to keep away from these minors.


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