Nine years for buggery

Teacher accused of violating disabled student

A St Michael man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for buggery.

Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius handed down the sentence to Gerald Sylvester Brathwaite, of Block No. 9, Cutting Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, this week for the crime which was committed on March 17, 2009.

The victim, who suffers from cerebral palsy and speech impairment, was a student at the National Disabilities Unit in St Philip where Brathwaite was employed as the agricultural teacher.

On the aforementioned date, Brathwaite reportedly lured the victim into a room, which had a bed, and sexually assaulted him.

When the young man’s mother was assisting him at home later that day, he complained of having a sore bottom, which led the mother to question him further. It was then that she found out what had happened to her child. She immediately reported the matter to police.

However, Brathwaite, who has no previous convictions, maintained his innocence throughout his trial, but was found guilty by a jury last December.

In issuing her sentence in the No.5 Supreme Court, Justice Cornelius told Brathwaite he had abused the position of trust and confidence which had been placed in him.

“There are few greater positions of authority and influence than that of a teacher [and] you [were] employed to assist in the welfare of students in your care. The victim’s parents trusted you enough to give you a ride to work almost everyday and on that day, because he arrived early, they essentially delivered him into your hands. You are the very last person they expected to bring harm to their child,” the judge stated.

She also pointed to the young man’s vulnerability.

“He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and you took advantage of him being unable to defend himself against your actions and perhaps you were also hoping that his inability to express himself clearly would go in your favour,” she added.

Brathwaite’s actions, she said, also had a physical, social and psychological effect on the victim who no longer has a keen interest in agriculture and, according to his parents, is now withdrawn and has problems sleeping.

Brathwaite, who was represented by attorney-at-law Lenda Blackman, was remanded to HMP Dodds following last year’s verdict and has so far spent 565 days at that penal institution.

He now has seven years and 165 days left to serve of the sentence.

Senior Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney prosecuted the case.

38 Responses to Nine years for buggery

  1. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess December 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    He didnt get enough time…he is a sick nasty vile dog…not human. U feel cause the boy couldnt talk properly u would get way? Smfh …ur d*** should get soaked in acid..uuggghhh

  2. Aleisha Crichlow
    Aleisha Crichlow December 14, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Another one damn man I only scroll through 5 threads from reading about the other nasty dog to find this one Barbados got a lot of sick nasty men bout de place – still not enough jail time them sick men that require more than jail time

  3. Linda Malsbury
    Linda Malsbury December 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    What a tragic story! Poor baby- and his loving family.

  4. Diane Dias
    Diane Dias December 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    He needs public flogging. I think that might be a deterrent. It might make these verminitious scums of
    the earth , think twice , if they see someone getting a good cut ass on a Saturday morning around 10a.m. in Independence Square in front a large crowd.

  5. Kerryann Alicia Greaves
    Kerryann Alicia Greaves December 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    People bout the place giving it away for free but wunna prefer to prey on the mentally and physically challenged. They are some sick bastards in this world!!!! God only you know hear

  6. Joy Wharton
    Joy Wharton December 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    He want being beating to a pulp

  7. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan December 14, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Jesus!! What is this!! This demonic thirsting for flesh is putting our differently abled children at risk. Having read about the rape of the 18 year old girl and now this!!!
    If only I had my way…smh

    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid December 15, 2017 at 6:32 am

      Same thing I here saying, but remember she wasn’t 18 when that happened…so he was hoping this boy wouldn’t be able to tell anyone anything, and he figured he wouldn’t be able to defend himself either…look, I sick uh these men who feel they can have their way however and with whoever they feel like

  8. Cheryl Carter
    Cheryl Carter December 14, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    He didn’t get enough time for this crime. Will he do it again if the opportunity presents itself? Hmmm

  9. Corï Cartier
    Corï Cartier December 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Just remember these sick bastards sit amongst you all in your congregation at church, at your tables, in your homes, these law abiding citizens are your neighbours and friends!
    He didn’t just drop out of the sky or appear in thin air.
    So Plz stop acting so appalled. We allow this!
    All this hallaboo falls on death ears.

    We allow!

  10. Kyanne Hunte
    Kyanne Hunte December 14, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    He Want Life Not 9 Years

  11. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin December 14, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    No jail ,CUT THEIR DICLS OFF COMPLETELY OFF along with both THUMBS maybe dig one out then let them go

  12. Cheryl GaulBourne
    Cheryl GaulBourne December 15, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Serves him right he needed another 10 years and I hope to god he gets the same thing done to him in Dodds

  13. Norman Mcdonald
    Norman Mcdonald December 15, 2017 at 4:40 am

    A 1 should be placed on the 9 in one word 19 years

  14. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes December 15, 2017 at 6:38 am

    This too is also called rape.

  15. Katrina Sobers
    Katrina Sobers December 15, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Man wdr!!

  16. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield December 15, 2017 at 7:12 am

    He should be made a public example. I don’t care if you say it is inhumane or bad for tourism. Tourist are people and worse happens in their country. I would put him by the same Nelson people want take down and have some hooded men roast his ass with licks.
    If he like behind he can pay for it. Plenty out there. You want to tell me poor child have to deal with his disability and a big hardback man poking his penis in him? His face not only his name should be out there for all to see. Every day he should be in shackles cleaning the streets.

  17. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner December 15, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Don’t understand why the family of these kids don’t severly deal with these sick pedophiles.

  18. Alvin Bryan
    Alvin Bryan December 15, 2017 at 8:31 am

    The fellas gone have a very merry Xmas with him in dodds

  19. Rowena Small
    Rowena Small December 15, 2017 at 8:40 am

    He can do it to his pleasure in the there . Right place.

  20. Rowena Small
    Rowena Small December 15, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I tell is being a long time coming. BITICH.*

  21. Carlisle Norville December 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Alvin Byan, people like you ,talking what you dont know about ,men or boys in jail, have to want to participate in homosexual acts, if you are not that sort of person it wont happen( in islam that homo prick would be cut off ,( what about all the young girls * women) that men are having anal sex ,with should not the professionals make the public aware of things like( anal cancer )ete the in thing ,according to what girls tell me for a while now ,is anal sex, but people are not aware of the danger side of anal sex, it can be enjoyed but it is NOT the way to go PEOPLE.many yrs ago when i went to the USA ,that was the norm for the women & girls there ,now we in the Caribbean flying up in the face of the LORD, with all sort of perversions, & think everything good, well we will reap what we sow.

  22. Isha TeamScorpio Walker
    Isha TeamScorpio Walker December 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Why them don’t post these bastards tho

  23. Carlisle Norville December 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    isDiane Dias,we should also gather the white low deprave scum of the earth the ones here in barbados that does give young black girls lots of money, to have anal sex with them, the rich white men & the not rich white men that does have anal sex with black & white boys ( you think Diane Dias, we could gather them in front of Nelson statue one sunday or better saturday morning when broad street is really busy, & beat all of them with a bull pistol ,better yet cut off their pricks with a sharp knife. (Diane would you sign to do the job.people like you Diane Dias, strike me as a pathological supremis who see black as the scum of the earth ,( white men have been sodomizing young black girls & boys here in barbados for a very long time now.( i never heard of one court case involving them( white you are alright ,Black you dont stand a chance.!

  24. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison December 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I would hope that was the maximum that this jug handed down because in recent times you’ve been hearing magistrates condemning these parasite with some scathing remarks then turn around and impose slap-on-the-wrist sentences. Society want serious action not empty rhetoric.

  25. Niki Ellivron
    Niki Ellivron December 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    9 years aint enough

  26. Abiola Yearwood
    Abiola Yearwood December 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Good ! The men in Dodds waiting for him . His ass will be dessert after their Christmas lunch.

  27. Sophia Weaver
    Sophia Weaver December 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    What a violation of trust and of that poor innocent lad. Scum like this deserve getting beat up every RH day he in prison…

  28. Dwayne Babb
    Dwayne Babb December 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Tricia Goodridge Kim Douglas Mandy Currid Lianne Deukett sick bastard

  29. Belfast December 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    What a day, first it was a case of double statutory rape. Then a case of sex with a mentally challenged person. Now its a case of buggery of a disabled male.
    From BIM to SAG. (Sodam and Gomorrah) Barbados gone to the dogs.

  30. Africa EmpressNyah
    Africa EmpressNyah December 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    May he be rewarded further in dodds for his sick and evil act…daily..before he go and pick up one a them from round the library he decide to attack that boy ..well well well ..should get life

  31. Keisha King
    Keisha King December 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    he should have gotten life

  32. petra December 17, 2017 at 5:29 am

    Hope the family gets some compensation from the disabilities unit. they too are responsible for this. no proper supervision. there should have been more than one person supervising those boys. what a disgrace for a so called teacher


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