Driver and conductor jointly accused of rape

Despite strong objections from the prosecutor, two private public service vehicle (PSV) workers – a driver and a conductor – were today granted $8,000 bail each after appearing before a Bridgetown Magistrate on a charge of rape.

The offence was allegedly
committed on July 22 by 35-year-old Fabian Rohan Springer of 1st Avenue Accommodation Road, St Michael and his conductor 38-year-old Kert Earon Thompson of 1st Avenue, Skeetes Road, St Michael.

In objecting to their bail, Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls urged Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to take into account the nature and seriousness of the offence and the fact that the alleged victim was the lone passenger on the vehicle at the time the offence reportedly occurred.

The prosecutor also argued that society must be protected from persons who commit such offences while expressing fear that the accused men, who are being represented by criminal lawyer Angella Mitchell-Gittens, could re-offend if granted bail.

“This is a public breach of trust,” she added.

However, Mitchell-Gittens strongly refuted the prosecutor’s grounds for denying her clients’ bail, saying their occupation “cannot operate to their detriment”. She argued that while the offence before the court was a serious one, it was bailable.

The attorney also strongly objected to the prosecutor’s suggestion that her clients would commit “a spate of crimes” if they were granted bail.

Following the bail applications, the magistrate ruled in favour of the defence and granted the men bail which they posted with their respective sureties.

Their next court date is October 18.

In the meantime, Springer must report to the District ‘A’ Police Station every Monday and Thursday before noon with valid identification, while his co-accused Thompson reports to the same station on Tuesdays and Fridays.

9 Responses to Driver and conductor jointly accused of rape

  1. Olivia Linton
    Olivia Linton August 9, 2017 at 6:06 am

    This is sick I never liked getting into a van alone not even taxi I like to get in

    Reply
    • Mhizz FirstLady
      Mhizz FirstLady August 9, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Me either

      Reply
    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor August 9, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Lol…… Don’t judge until u know the facts…..

      Reply
    • Rasta Gilkes
      Rasta Gilkes August 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Well u Sharon Taylor no the facts so please share it, are better yet go court and make this right for them

      Reply
    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor August 9, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Rasta Gilkes Have a blessed and a wonderful day ya hear!

      Reply
    • Rasta Gilkes
      Rasta Gilkes August 9, 2017 at 8:55 am

      NP u to.

      Reply
  2. Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson August 9, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Well well well.

    Reply
  3. debera brown August 9, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Did you people remember,that young lady that the driver (mini-bus)had kill so time back & dump her in ch-ch & leave her to die,in cane field by the drink factory,you all forgot she was the last passenGermany left in that van.

    Reply
  4. Adrian August 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Sharon Taylor. You sick puppy you.

    Reply

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