Former cop gets five years for serious indecency

A former policeman has been sentenced to five years at Dodds Prison for committing three counts of serious indecency against two schoolgirls in 2011.

Madam Justice Margaret Reifer handed down the sentence on Ricardo Devere Millington yesterday in the No.2 Supreme
Court.

The Breezy Hill, Halton Terrace, St Philip resident, who is in his late 40s, was originally charged with one count of rape and two of serious indecency. He however denied the rape accusation but pleaded guilty to three serious indecency counts.

The offences occurred between July 2, 2011 and Dec 17, 2011. The victims were 14 and 15 years old at the time.

When the matter came up before the High Court judge, Millington’s attorney Alvan Babb made a submission for the sentencing to be adjourned on the basis that he had “just received new information” regarding his client’s health.

Babb admitted that the case had been before the court for sometime but said, “I believe in the circumstances the [information] may or may not impact on the sentence”.

Babb explained that Millington recently fell in his cell at Dodds and had to be picked up by a warden.

“He has an implant in his body [and that] implant has shifted and would at some stage require medical attention . . . . But he has not been getting the medication as he ought to at the prison [and this] is a life or death situation,” Babb said.

The attorney added that Millington’s doctor had requested a meeting with his lawyer and “given the seriousness of the situation I would like the legal opportunity to speak to the doctor before the court passes sentence”.

However Justice Reifer pointed out that the matter had been delayed since 2015 when Millington pleaded guilty in order to give “the defence team every effort to put before the court the personal circumstances of this now convicted man and you’ve had almost three years to do that”.

But Babb stressed that the information was only presented to him moments before the sitting and as such requested an adjournment of the sentence.

However, Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas strongly apposed the application saying the defence had ample time to provide the information.

“It’s inappropriate to tender this information at this stage before the sentencing judge,” the prosecutor said.

Babb’s application was denied and Millington was sentenced for his crime. His time spent at Dodds since November 2015 will be taken into account.

9 Responses to Former cop gets five years for serious indecency

  1. Hardball January 25, 2018 at 12:05 am

    He should have gotten life.

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  2. Berestford Leon Phillips January 25, 2018 at 12:49 am

    He was protecting and then he served now he gine serve sometime up Dodds

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  3. Mark Rosmar January 25, 2018 at 3:11 am

    No photo and ‘late 40s’, you gotta love Barbados!

    Reply
  4. smiley January 25, 2018 at 7:45 am

    These old nasty men who trouble our children deserve to rot in jail

    Reply
  5. Alex Alleyne January 25, 2018 at 9:48 am

    He is “sentenced to 5 years in DODDS”, so how comes there is no PHOTO of this guy ?.
    “PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT TO LUNCH”……..Like “we fix everything”, Knock hard cos door bell not working

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    • hcalndre January 25, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Because of 2 barbadoses, Adonijah said it.

      Reply
  6. lester January 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Pedophiles should get life in prison end of story, our laws are archaic in other countries he wont see the light of day and a former police at that, to serve and protect? hey!! perverted brutes

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    • hcalndre January 25, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      lester; the US Gym coach was given 140 years earlier this week for sexually assaulting the young females that he coached.

      Reply
  7. Carson C. Cadogan January 25, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Only certain people photos are displayed by the Bajan media when it comes to Court cases.

    I thought you knew that, Mark Rosmar.

    Reply

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