Guard found guilty of grabbing woman’s butt

A St Lucy man who “grabbed” a woman’s buttocks, “squeezed it” and said “it feel good” has been found guilty of indecent assault.

After two hours of deliberations a nine-member jury returned the unanimous verdict against Errol St Clair Boyce of Josey Hill.

The crime was committed on February 23, 2011 against a fish boner at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex. The victim was reportedly standing at her stall preparing to begin her day’s work, with a co-worker standing closeby, when the incident occurred.

“While I was outside speaking to [my co-worker], I felt [these] two hands come and grab and squeeze my buttocks and told me that it feel good.

“I turned around and asked . . . Errol Boyce ‘who send him?’ and pushed him and he fell on the ground,” the woman said as she demonstrated to the jury in the No. 5 Supreme Court during the trial just how Boyce had grabbed her derriere.

She said she then ran to the office and reported the matter to the manager who then called the police.

“I feel so shame and downhearted because I never went through anything so with my husband for 29 years,” the victim added.

She made it clear under questioning by Crown Counsel Neville Watson that she “did not invite” Boyce, a security guard, to do what he did, nor were they friends. She went on to say that she only spoke to Boyce when passing through the gate of the fishing complex.

“I say, ‘good morning’, show the pass and go through, nothing else,” she added.

Under cross examination, Boyce’s attorney Arthur Holder told the victim that she never told police in her statement about the man slapping her on her behind.

“You told the accused, . . . ‘you squeeze my pooch’ and he said, ‘not me’,” Holder contended. However, the victim replied: “I speak the truth and nothing but the truth.”

A female witness, who has been friends with the victim “for years”, corroborated her story.

“The gentleman come from down in the back . . . . He ain’t had on he guard clothes and he come straight there and tek he hands and place it on [her] behind . . . her botsy, and squeeze it and then slap her on it. And I turn and say, ‘wait wuh going on deh? What really going on deh’
. . . and she push him,” the witness recalled.

However, when Boyce addressed the court on Monday he said he was passing between the victim and some boxes and his hand “might have missed and touch her on she buttocks”.

But in her closing statement yesterday Senior Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney, who prosecuted the case with Watson, insisted that Boyce “intentionally” committed the act and that it was not done “accidentally” as he claimed.

“[The victim] and any other woman has a right to be at work without having their behind grabbed. She was indecently assaulted,” Delaney argued.

While pointing to some “discrepancies” in the evidence given by the Crown’s witnesses, Holder submitted that the act was “not done purposely”.

However, the jury disagreed with him.

Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius ordered a pre-sentencing report for Boyce who returns to the High Court on November 20.

39 Responses to Guard found guilty of grabbing woman’s butt

  1. Alex Alleyne October 11, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Some MEN just like feeling-up Women like a loaf of bread.

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  2. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 12, 2017 at 12:26 am

    MAN U SHOULD HAVE GRAB AH CANE BUTT, GUN BUTT, HEAD BUTT, NOW IT SEEMS U GINE BUTT JAIL

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  3. Lennox hewitt October 12, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Hope he get 18 month to 3 years these guards do a lot of foolishness .

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  4. Ian Mapp
    Ian Mapp October 12, 2017 at 12:42 am

    6 years later..smh

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    • Matthew Jordan
      Matthew Jordan October 12, 2017 at 5:53 am

      The fact that this case took 6 years is testament to the poor judicial process in Barbados. We are in really bad friggin shape!

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  5. Greengiant October 12, 2017 at 12:42 am

    He’s a stupid man. He’s more ass than the one he squeezed. He really could have hugged and squeezed himself.

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  6. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite October 12, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Community service..!

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  7. Ras Small
    Ras Small October 12, 2017 at 2:58 am

    wait til nxt year when de sexual harassment laws pass, gine be nuff baccanal bout hey!

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  8. Paulette Noel
    Paulette Noel October 12, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Sandra u should have brek he hand. I remember that morning real good..

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    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison October 12, 2017 at 6:05 am

      While that would be good for his stupid ass she would likely have ended up with an assault charge as well.

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  9. Tyrel Prince
    Tyrel Prince October 12, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Don’t seem right it’s more to this

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    • Julian Marshall
      Julian Marshall October 12, 2017 at 6:28 am

      Was telling myself the samething.i did time as a juror a few years ago and was telling myself something more to this.

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    • Isha TeamScorpio Walker
      Isha TeamScorpio Walker October 12, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Why does it have to be more it does happen.

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  10. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner October 12, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Men buy a blow up doll if ya all want something to squeeze.

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    • Conchita Moseley
      Conchita Moseley October 12, 2017 at 6:30 am

      hummmmmmm he was stupid. dem two did friends maaaan . lololol

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  11. Anton Brown
    Anton Brown October 12, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Everyday Barbados going down all around.

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  12. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette October 12, 2017 at 6:40 am

    As the women stated she and the guard were no friends and she just spoke on mornings sooo what gave him the right to squeeze her buttocks? He was not invited furthermore was he evaluated at mental ? Furthermore you don’t just walk around squeezing ladies private parts so plus you and the lady not in nothing as was stated so you got to be a madman

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 12, 2017 at 7:01 am

      but even if they were friends, u still don’t do that; he lucky cause some women would have blind him

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    • Mazie Taylor
      Mazie Taylor October 12, 2017 at 7:02 am

      He thought he was Trump

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    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba October 12, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Mazie Taylor WELL TRUMP DIDN’T GRAB DE BUTT, HE GRAB DE KITTEN

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    • Gee Zette
      Gee Zette October 12, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Ali Baba there are “friends” then friends pick sense from nonsense

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow October 12, 2017 at 9:55 am

      I was taught”every skin teeth ain’t a laugh” or that language is no longer applicable in Bimshire?

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    • Dennis Connell
      Dennis Connell October 12, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Marie Taylor it was not their butts that Trump sqeezed. …lolll lolll lolll lolll

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    • Dennis Connell
      Dennis Connell October 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Ali Baba which kitten dat?

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  13. Hyacinth Mayers
    Hyacinth Mayers October 12, 2017 at 7:09 am

    If he did do it i do agree he should be punished but not a jail sentence your jail is overflowing. Men if a woman queezes you butt take her to court also..women don’t pretend you all don’t do it.

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  14. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow October 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

    There is still sexual harassment on the streets which seems blatant.it is socially acceptable in the Caribbean …whistling a chick and making lude suggestive remarks..”girl ! Come hey ..da look real good yah..whoah you mame? Fashionable no more fellows !!

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  15. Cecily Jones
    Cecily Jones October 12, 2017 at 7:38 am

    This isn’t just about a man squeezing a woman’s butt…it’s sexual harassment. There is a deeply engrained culture of sexual harassment that needs to be stopped. Its something that many women have to deal with on an everyday basis, and more often, women don’t even bother to report it. The issue isn’t whether the woman knew the man or not, if he was her friend or not – he had no right to molest her, either way. Knowing a man in whatever capacity does not give a man the right to assault a woman’s body against her wishes. And the Nation really needs to stop trivializing these sexual assaults and call them out for what they are.

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  16. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield October 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

    He should be grabbing a hoe and cutlass and cleaning up the van stand then grabbing a hose and washing down the said market. Men need to keep their hands to themselves. Many would say “so what wrong with a touch”Every thing is wrong when you are not invited. To those who think there is more to the story ,this is the reason why things get out of hand or people do not give evidence.
    I can tell you too many of these guards are perverts. Good excuse that he touch her by accident. If he had missed he wouldnt have touch her. Friends or not he was wrong

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  17. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete October 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Gross unacceptable behaviour! Idiot!

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  18. Carol Marshall
    Carol Marshall October 12, 2017 at 8:48 am

    We need to be more caring as women about each other’s issues. And hoping that laws enacted would save our girl children and female family members in the future. If our fore parents had the value of what we have now, this would’ve been a slam dunk case.

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  19. Isha TeamScorpio Walker
    Isha TeamScorpio Walker October 12, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I glad

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  20. Imar V Boyce
    Imar V Boyce October 12, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Wa he very brave? He suicidal?

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  21. Sunil Beerball
    Sunil Beerball October 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    W

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  22. Ryan October 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    It seems to be the norm, which does not make it right.Women do the same,hence there would be an unbalance in the law.This will take some behavioural adjustments

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  23. Belfast October 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Forget Reparations. Let’s backdate these sexual harassment laws to around 1950, so that we can rope in those planter class types who took advantage of our womenfolk, out in the remote cane fields as well as in the great houses.

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  24. Thunder October 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This behaviour is totally unacceptable, disrespect of women should never be encouraged, what he did was wrong but a case going as far back as 2011 is too long as well.
    That case should have been resolved quickly, no one should have to wait this long to hear their fate,this is totally wrong as well.

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  25. debera browne October 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I now reading this,What u have to say,some barbarian men deal them are gift to women,sick predictors,always up in your face,so the rest of you men didn’t pretend as if you do not know,brushing you you ,when their passing & they rest of it.

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