A father’s wrath

Dad stones man accused of indecently assaulting his daughter

There is no excuse for taking the law into one’s hands.

This was the clear message from Magistrate Douglas Frederick to a Christ Church man, who pleaded guilty this morning to pelting stones at the man accused of indecently assaulting his daughter.

The father appeared in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court charged with maliciously wounding Kenneth Holder on December 9, 2017.

He was also charged with damaging a window, door and two louvres at Holder’s home on the same date.

In outlining the facts of the case, Prosecutor Sergeant Neville Reid explained that on the day in question the child was found at the residence of the complainant, who was eventually charged with indecent assault of the child.

Upon learning of the circumstances, the father went to Holder’s home and threw a number of stones at him, one of which struck the complainant on the forehead.

However, the father’s attorney Verla De Peiza asked the judge to consider the fact that her client has never been before the court, as well as the emotionally charged nature of the circumstances.

“We don’t condone taking the law into our own hands but the circumstances were fresh as they all occurred on the same day and there really wasn’t any cooling off period,” she said.

“It doesn’t mean that he should get off scot-free, but certainly it merits understanding
given the manner in which these circumstances arose.

“He has put up his hand and admitted that he was wrong but he did so in defence of his minor daughter. There is no rational response to such circumstances,” De Peiza argued.

Before handing down his judgment, Frederick cautioned the father to let the court do its job.

“We don’t condone that type of behaviour. This is exactly why the courts were set up in the first place,” the magistrate said before ordering the father to pay $1, 000 in property damages in three months or he will have to spend three months in prison.

The father was also fined $350 for wounding and ordered to keep the peace for the next six months.

61 Responses to A father’s wrath

  1. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith January 2, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Sad!!!! Now ppl will know who the child is.#protect a child

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  2. Bernard Mccollin
    Bernard Mccollin January 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Mr. Judge i do argree as far as the law is concern , bur Sir think of your minor age daughter being molested but a fool , u probly would of shot him cause he should be. I think the penalty was too severe $ 100.00 wpuld of been better to show the culprit he got what he deserved. Is the perpetrator gong to jail ?

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  3. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite January 3, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Why was his daughter at the man’s house ?
    In the first place.?
    Keep an eye on your children at all Times !
    What say you ?

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  4. jennifer January 3, 2018 at 12:38 am

    The judge should have also ordered some jailing for the accuser.

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  5. Nick MuscleTech Benjamin
    Nick MuscleTech Benjamin January 3, 2018 at 12:48 am

    I very seldom condone violence. However, you did what was necessary in the defense of your underage daughter… & I applaud you for it!

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  6. Seanstar Bradshaw
    Seanstar Bradshaw January 3, 2018 at 1:03 am

    I hope he get he good with that big rock.

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  7. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow January 3, 2018 at 1:09 am

    All Pedophiles should not be breathing!

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  8. Antheia Springer-Williams
    Antheia Springer-Williams January 3, 2018 at 1:23 am

    I would go jail and sit down, after paying one useless cent! See what that nasty molester could do with that. Furthermore I would have knocked out every window in that house.

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  9. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess January 3, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Smh, he should be glad it was rocks d man had access to. This day and age and people waiting on law to do their job??? C’mon Fredericks man, everybody here knows how long these cases does drag

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  10. Ch January 3, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Good father.
    The only crime I’m seeing is assault of a minor child which is not punished severely enough in this country.

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    • jennifer January 3, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Yep. That is this inherited justice bs for ya.

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  11. Big man January 3, 2018 at 2:28 am

    All Pedophiles fuh boot hill

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  12. Cameron Carlisle
    Cameron Carlisle January 3, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Yes Sir. What you did was wrong. But if all father’s had that mentality some of the criminals won’t even take the chance to molest these children. So you’re wrong. I’m willing to be too.

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  13. Bajan GoddessJm
    Bajan GoddessJm January 3, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Now this man should set up a crowd funding to help appeal the judgement & to bring charges against the courts for revealing his identity because this now will impact on his daughters rights for anonymity!

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    • Sue Donym January 3, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Was the article edited? I don’t see where the father’s identity is revealed.

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  14. Michelle John Jones
    Michelle John Jones January 3, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I always ask the good Lord protect my child from molesters for I am prepared to rotten in jail. I just vex that all the father did was pelt 2 big rocks at he

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  15. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave January 3, 2018 at 7:20 am

    This is totally wrong . That nasty molester should in a wheelchair all two hands broken and feet , or his burst with those big rocks
    While you should not take the law in your hands , it’s your flesh and blood and any such can happen
    I don’t know what kind of justice system are really here in Barbados NOT READY YET ! Instead of two big rocks it should more . The judge should not go so hard on him even if he compensate the man , but not all if that money it hurt the father deeply to know what’s happen to his daughter . I hope he gets some help in paying the debt . God be with you . DAD.

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    • jennifer January 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Lol

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  16. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave January 3, 2018 at 7:31 am

    I agree with father his head should be burst or hands off dirty men preying on people young children before their go up bush hill and get a fix .. I really sorry you DAD that you have to pay all that money . Even if at all you have to compensate the molester guddear not all all . I hope he gets help in paying the debt it was for a worthy cause , his flesh and blood .

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    • Serious dad January 3, 2018 at 9:31 am

      We all know his ware abouts thanks to the media. So let’s all pitchin a $20? Or more.

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  17. Sonia Seale
    Sonia Seale January 3, 2018 at 7:35 am

    And what was the punishment for the accused? Will he be allowed to do it to another child before his case (if there is one) comes to trial?

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  18. Kerry Patrick Holligan
    Kerry Patrick Holligan January 3, 2018 at 8:15 am

    The law is an ass

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    • jennifer January 3, 2018 at 10:26 am

      We are living in a law-LESS society protecting the guilty and those in “the know”. Demons of our own devices.

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  19. Kay January 3, 2018 at 8:17 am

    The judge wicked because if I ever catch someone with my daughter that’s a murder charge..what would the judge do If it was her child. ?? MAYBE WORST

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  20. Shakira Shemora
    Shakira Shemora January 3, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Douglas Federick like he does be high sometimes tho..

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  21. fedup January 3, 2018 at 8:26 am

    The judge’s decision is final BUT IT STINKS!

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  22. Roberta Ford
    Roberta Ford January 3, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Put the bloody judge in jail corrupt man

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  23. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull January 3, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Stones?? Sword in yuh ass man! Wunna too wicked and nasty .

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  24. Serious dad January 3, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Im a dad an a grand dad. And a serious one too. Im with the father trying to protect his daughter from a harden molesters. The father just lost it and reported to what was available to him. Had he been arm it would have been murder. The government and court’s have taken away our rights as parents to protect or families. Barbarians men need to form a men’s right movement and lobby to get the laws change. Politicians don’t right laws to protect good men. Its always to punish all men. Good or bad..that’s wrong. The court judgement was wrong.

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  25. Serious dad January 3, 2018 at 9:27 am

    *spell check change write to right. And resorted. To reported.these smart phone are not too smart.hehehe.lol

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  26. Corï Cartier
    Corï Cartier January 3, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Isn’t this the same case where the mother stabbed the man, the father was said to be charged also but i don’t remember hearing anything about him when she faced the courts…

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  27. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith January 3, 2018 at 9:39 am

    The people in the press need locking up, now most persons would know who the minor child is, because her father’s picture was featured, they should have posted the child molester’s pic too.

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  28. Serious dad January 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Im a dad an a grand dad. And a serious one too. Im with the father trying to protect his daughter from a harden molesters. The father just lost it and reported to what was available to him. Had he been arm it would have been murder. The government and court’s have taken away our rights as parents to protect or families. Barbarians men need to form a men’s right movement and lobby to get the laws change. Politicians don’t right laws to protect good men. Its always to punish all men. Good or bad..that’s wrong. The court judgement was dead wrong.

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  29. Rasheed Hope
    Rasheed Hope January 3, 2018 at 9:49 am

    It’s not that he’s talking law into his Hans. It lives by reality.

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  30. Serious dad January 3, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Im a dad an a grand dad. And a serious one too. Im with the father trying to protect his daughter from a harden molesters. The father just lost it and resorted to what was available to him. Had he been arm it would have been murder. The government and court’s have taken away our right’s as parents to protect or families. Barbarians men need to form a men’s right movement and lobby to get the laws change. Politicians don’t ever put laws on the books to protect good men. Its always to punish all men. Good or bad..that’s wrong. The court judgement was dead wrong.

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  31. Corï Cartier
    Corï Cartier January 3, 2018 at 9:53 am

    And I know him so automatically i know who his child is…
    Wtf can’t I see who this CHILD MOLESTER IS? WHY NOT?
    SOMEBODY FROM THE NATION PLEASE ANSWER THAT!
    Why are you allowed to post this father’s face and victimise a child and family, but that brute walks away freely.

    YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE, PHOTOGRAPHER AND JOURNALISTS SHALL PAY DEEPLY FOR THESE ACTS… BE FAIR, BE JUST AND PLEASE HAVE SOME MORALITY!

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    • jennifer January 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

      Well said.

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  32. Kathie Daniel January 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

    So wrong to reveal details that could identify the child….

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  33. Markus January 3, 2018 at 10:09 am

    There will never be a legality agreed upon to perceive to allow a criminal act.

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  34. Shakiela Mason
    Shakiela Mason January 3, 2018 at 10:31 am

    @BarbadosToday why????? This father picture should not be here! It should be the pervert who molested the child photo. #takeitdown

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  35. Halspeed Francis
    Halspeed Francis January 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Careful Spliffy Roadblock

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  36. Sophia Weaver
    Sophia Weaver January 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

    The father’s identity should have been kept private so as to not disclose who the child is that was sexually assaulted. Shame on the news reporters. The magistrate is correct that he can’t take the law in his own hands but given these circumstances and seeing the man he assaulted was charged for said offence, I can understand his anger. I hope he’s able to come up with the $ to pay the fines or gets help from advocacy groups to raise it

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  37. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin January 3, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Rocks? …. he wanted kill n … real talk

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  38. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards January 3, 2018 at 11:54 am

    And why does this father now have a conviction against his name….. Given the circumstances…poor attorney…did she ask.

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    • kk January 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      i agree, hogwash, the man was never in trouble before and all he did was pelt rocks at a predator and it illegal.

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  39. kk January 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    @Sophia Weaver, girl please!!!! we in the internet days, even if they didn’t disclose the father’s name, they live in a community where people would have already heard about it so the child’s name and face were known well before they caught the father (by john public) so wasting time, but the entire story is terrible. The man was apparently a friend of the family who helped to raise the child’s mother as well as the child, so she was comfortable being around him. I think parents seriously need to take control of not where their child is all day but at least making their children aware of 1. themselves 2. the people around them 3. who they take as a friend 4. their environment 5. and the fact that “everybody is not YOUR friend.

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  40. kk January 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    @ kim gaskin- who didn’t hear what the mother do then?????

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  41. kk January 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    *you*

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  42. Ossie Moore January 3, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    The Barbados news media . . . one of the weakest media organisations in the world.

    Just pay attention to how the Barbados media describe Black Barbadians ( they blame it on Roland Cobbler the Barbados Police Public Affairs officer ) and that will answer all of your questions about .

    Black Barbadian Descriptions by the Barbados Today and the Barbados Nation newspaper :

    Round head
    Large forehead
    Large ears
    Big nose
    Large mouth
    Big lips
    Protruding teeth
    Bow legs

    You would think that they are describing some wild jungle animal , but those descriptions also fit the entire staff of the Barbados Today, The Barbados Nation News and the Barbados Police Force.

    Now you understand the ignorance of the ” FAKE NEWS ” Barbados media.

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  43. Ossie Moore January 3, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    . . . . . one more thing , I’ve commented on this topic of Black Barbadian descriptions before and there were no kind of responses from black bajans . . . no kind of black bajan outrage.

    But if the White British , American , Canadian or European media had ever describe a black bajan as having :

    A round head
    Large forehead
    Large ears
    Big nose
    Large mouth
    Big lips
    Protruding teeth
    Bow legs

    Then OMG the entire island of Barbados would be be give an entire lesson about how the rest of the world don’t like black bajans.

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  44. Job January 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Where is it stated that the alleged molester was convicted of the crime? So much emotion in the absence of facts? Intelligence is the optimum use of knowledge. What however inhibits intelligent decisioning is un- necessary emotional imput.

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  45. milli watt January 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    accused pedophile get off lucky……why the system was set up Magistrate that case going call when the child collecting pension. stupse expect more of this

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