Ex-cop gets bail after one of his rape charges is dropped

A former police officer, accused of having sexual intercourse with two underage girls on May 22, 2007, was released on $10, 000 bail today, after one of the rape charges was dropped.

Leron David Blackman, of Parade Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, was remanded to HMP Dodds for 28 days on December 6, after the prosecutor raised strong objection to his release.

However, five days later Blackman was back before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant with Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim as well as one of the complainants, who informed the court that she was no longer proceeding with the matter.

However, she had to part with $150 in costs before the matter could be dismissed.

But with another rape charge still hanging over Blackman’s head, the prosecutor told the magistrate that the Crown’s position on bail remained the same, including that the accused left the jurisdiction three days after the act was allegedly committed, and was only arrested ten years later, having been deported from the United States.

The prosecutor also pointed out that the alleged victim was a juvenile and that there were fears that Blackman may abscond.

In response, Pilgrim pointed out that his client was not charged before he left the jurisdiction and that the case was now ten years old.

He also submitted that the second complainant was no longer in Barbados and that it would be unfair to have Blackman on remand for an unspecified period as the Crown did not know whether she was returning or proceeding with the case.

The Queen’s Counsel’s application for bail was therefore granted.

However, Blackman was ordered to submit all of his travel documents to the court.

He also has to report to the District ‘A’ Police Station every Monday, Thursday and Sunday before noon with valid identification.

The case continues in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on March 12.

41 Responses to Ex-cop gets bail after one of his rape charges is dropped

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan December 14, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    December 14th clearly was the day of the perverts and pedophiles.
    Where is the cat of nine tails?? Somebody needs to find it

    • Conchita Moseley
      Conchita Moseley December 15, 2017 at 7:01 am

      In a museum some where in the UK USA

    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow December 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Bring back the Cat

    • Pauline Taitt
      Pauline Taitt December 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Michael Crichlow, ” Bring back the Cat” I say put these people up against a wall and blow their heads off. They don’t deserve to breathe.

  2. Kevin Watson
    Kevin Watson December 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    What would lashes do. It only hurts for a time.

    • Conchita Moseley
      Conchita Moseley December 15, 2017 at 7:02 am

      REAL BAD.

    • Kearn Williams
      Kearn Williams December 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Kevin, I can tell u r a very young person. The cat o’ nine tails is not just a little whip which your mother would give you a lil spanking with for being naughty. My deceased father told me of bad men back then who went to prison and got lashes with it. When they came out they were unable to walk or walked with some form of permanent deformity. So it’s not easy. It really want coming back but this time with more power in it

      • tedd December 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

        I believe they had metal barbs at the end of each tail and would dig into the flesh and leave permanent scars. they also had to cover the kidneys with leather so as not to kill the recipients. before my time but I heard.

    • Kevin Watson
      Kevin Watson December 15, 2017 at 11:15 am

      That’s torture. We are more civilized than that. How about offering psychological help.

  3. luther thorne December 15, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Public Floggings to be reintroduced to deal with the Barbarians. We thought that people had become civilized. Refusing to punish wrongdoers has plunged the world at large into chaos re criminal acts and the Caribbean in particular with regard to crime. Look at St. Lucia, Jamaica Trinidad. Bare Foolisness. Not punishing people and finding excuses for wrongdoers is a problem. Return to punishing wrongdoers and stop giving these suckers a pass. Punishment kept the Barbarians in place. Barbaric acts were punished and were kept in check. How many crimes were committed in 1950, 1960 , 1970 ? as opposed to 2007 , 2016, 2017.

    • Leroy December 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

      1.You do not have accurate stats for 1950-1970, population was much smaller and its a different world now.
      2. Public floggings are a symbol of slavery
      3. What evidence do you have to show the system refuse to punish wrong doers and the effects?
      4. Punishment kept Bds in place? please prove

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 15, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I believe that these charges are fake. Some body want money.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor December 15, 2017 at 4:33 am


    • h.calndre December 15, 2017 at 5:48 am

      Why the man ran away for 10 years and returned when he thought that the statue of limitations had expired. How can a victim dropped a rape case after being traumatised as a minor, he should have remained where he was.

      • gsmiley December 15, 2017 at 8:24 am

        You obviously cant read.
        The man was deported from the USA. He didn’t just ‘return’

    • h.calndre December 15, 2017 at 6:21 am

      @Angus Benn; somebody want and somebody got.

    • harry turnover December 15, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Angus Benn,you specialize in reverse logic it seems.People usually pay out money or run way when if he/she knows the accusations are REAL.
      If they are fake,one usually goes out to prove they are…..BUT…
      Yes… somebody wanted money and got money too,but it seems everybody doan like money or want house and land or somebody get brek.

    • Annie December 15, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Somebody get money

    • Isha TeamScorpio Walker
      Isha TeamScorpio Walker December 15, 2017 at 9:01 am

      I gotta laugh

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn December 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Why I said that .Sharon you stupes because you don’t read and understand. The man charge for two rape . But one of them pull back and she was fine. Why she went to the police in the first place. She must know if she was rape. You can just say that you not taking part in the matter no more. A rape charge is a serious thing. Some kind of money paid out. She should gone to jail for fabricated story.

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn December 15, 2017 at 9:26 am

      A lot of these parents know that their GIRL children taking man under cover to get money.

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor December 15, 2017 at 10:10 am

      After he run left his job and was overseas for so long, den had to get deport in order to be back in bim! Obviously that victim is now adult, trying to cope, and have no intention of reliving that trauma….. Here wondering why wunna self deemed smart azz ppl always questioning ppl comprehension skills? Wunna need to stop it though….

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor December 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

      No child under 16 can’t give sexual consent, so u Angus Benn talking a lotta poppy cock! Money or no money passing….

  5. archy perch December 15, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Waittttt. I thought luther thorne was on a hunger strike until general elections is held. He like he just like he friends in the crooked BLP……promises promises promises. Empty empty promises. But since you are alive luther, I have to agree with your sentiments posted above. All of those guys that made up the Arthur BLP administration should be punished. I wish somebody would listen to your recommendation luther. PUBLIC FLOGGINGS

  6. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley December 15, 2017 at 5:01 am

    OUT FOR XMAS. After he was accused.

  7. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner December 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

    There is a reason why she drop the charges and paid the $150.00 something about this stinks,a week ago he was a threat but suddenly she change her mind easily paid money to court and he out on bail not buying this change of heart.

  8. harry turnover December 15, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Rawle Spooner,the victim IS A BIG WOMAN now and capable of making decisions for HERSELF….are you saying that she shouldn’t have dropped the charges ????
    Big man ,all it means is that the matter was SETTLED OUT OF COURT and furthermore he was NOT CHARGED before he left the Island.
    If she wants to DROP CHARGES THAT IS HER RIGHT….it is NOT a crime if an individual wants to drop charges
    Some wives take their husbands to Court and then drop charges.

  9. Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois
    Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois December 15, 2017 at 7:26 am

    He had more than one rape charge? Smh… sick

  10. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor December 15, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Where are the faces of the rapist of the others? Time for that sexual offense registration act .Sick bastards

  11. Yvette Harps Fenty
    Yvette Harps Fenty December 15, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Maybe if they stop getting off Scott free they would think differently and walk straight. .the court system fails us..that’s why ppl take matters in their own hands for relief of their pains

    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte December 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

      oh? i thought one the victims drop the charge.

  12. Eleanor Maxine Harewood
    Eleanor Maxine Harewood December 15, 2017 at 8:52 am

    A reputation lost is like walking among the dead , he is an embarrassment to society .

  13. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton December 15, 2017 at 9:56 am

    10 years later, yet the PM don’t think the CCJ’s comments are justified!! Make sense to drop the other charge too… time served.

  14. Francis December 15, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Michael Turton please read the article again!!
    The man left Barbados 3 days after the incident and went to the USA.

    What has this got to do with CCJ and cases being delayed????

    • gsmiley December 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Francis I find that these people read but they don’t comprehend.

      And talking about time served.

      Time served where?

  15. kk December 15, 2017 at 10:33 am

    yeah i sick and tired of you stupid people pon hey now tho!!!! Stop trying to make this ass feel good about himself, d story about two minors that claim they get rape by a police and knowing how d police is bout hey wunna seriously doubting that he do it?????? None of us were there so don’t just assume he ain’t do nothing, cause just like d cashier man that was stealing the money from the maintenance court run, this idiot hey run too??? Wah d ass he did running from?? All police does come wid friends just like d gun men, how wunna know that them didn’t tormenting that girl and she family that drop the case? If y’all were never in the situation you couldn’t possibly understand, and is not ALL young girls does be looking for man, sometimes people does take advantage of certain people. I can’t get one a dem look to take advantage of me cause my face still small (cud pass for a 16)

  16. Pauline Taitt
    Pauline Taitt December 15, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Rapist are let out of jail, this is Government policy. The gifts I sent my grandchildren are being held up by Customs also because of Government policy. Had I been send guns or drugs into Barbados, they would be no hold up or questions asked about the price of every item. The Government stinks!

  17. milli watt December 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    run way afterward, left de wuk, get DEPORT BACK as bad as TRUMP record is wid women even he ain’t want yuh………

  18. Belfast December 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    This all makes a mockery of Statutory Rape. How can a girl under 16 years of age who reported that she was raped, can now waltz into the court and drop the case. Such cases should still be pursued by the DPP.

    • gsmiley December 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      That sound like sense to you Belfast?


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