No bail for ex-cop accused of rape

A former police officer, charged with two counts of rape, has been remanded to prison for the next 28 days.

Leron David Blackman, of Parade Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, is accused of having sexual intercourse with two underage girls on May 22, 2007.

He was not required to plead to the indictable offences when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.

However, Station Sergeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls objected to his bail on the grounds that Blackman may abscond from court, given that police only detained him yesterday after he was deported from the United States. She also revealed that the accused had left the island three days following the alleged offence.

The prosecutor also pointed to the nature and seriousness of the crime and the fact that the alleged victims were juveniles at the time.

The prosecutor maintained that Blackman was not a fit and proper candidate for bail but Blackman’s attorney Rasheed Belgrave argued otherwise.

He pointed out that his client had no previous convictions.

The lawyer also submitted that his client who had no other travel documents as he was deported on a temporary passport.

Belgrave also pointed out that Blackman had a fixed address, while suggesting that conditions could be imposed on him to ensure his appearance at the No.2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.

His bail application was denied.

Blackman returns to court on January 3.

One Response to No bail for ex-cop accused of rape

  1. Katby Ann Robinson December 10, 2017 at 2:25 am

    God don’t like ugly .

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