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Lewis found guilty of molesting boy

Oliver Lewis during one of his court appearances earlier this year

Oliver Lewis during one of his court appearances earlier this year

Guyana native Oliver Lewis was found guilty in the Magistrate’s Court this afternoon on four counts of  gross indecency with a minor, stemming from an incident in which he performed a number of sexual acts on a 13-year-old schoolboy.

The computer technician, who was slapped with a total of eight counts of the same charge when he was picked up by cops in 2013, was however found not guilty in relation to two of those counts.

For the remaining two counts of gross indecency, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-Dabreo did not hand down a verdict as she stated that she is awaiting further submissions from Lewis’ attorney.

The convicted man had his bail revoked today, December 3.

He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday.

Evidence

In the meantime, testifying in court earlier this year, the boy’s father stated that he knew the accused, as they both were members of the Jehovah’s Witness Church.

He said they were friends for about three years, and Lewis was also friendly with the rest of his family.

The father told the court that Lewis became a friend of his 13 year-old son, and would often pick him up from school to take him on various job sites.

He added that Lewis would explain to him that he was giving job training to the boy, and that he (Lewis) needed the help.

“He used to pick up my son to check cameras in Frenchman’s Cay. He used to say he needed help. While one was looking at the camera, the other was looking at the monitor,” the father told the court.

He added that he trusted Lewis and never expected ‘anything like that (molestation) to happen’.

The father then started to realize that something questionable was taking place between Lewis and the boy. That happened after the boy and one of his brothers had a dispute and certain things were said.

“[My son] told me everything that was going on between him and Mr. Lewis,” added the father.

Details of the conversation between him and the son were not openly said in court at the time.

The father further testified that, after the revelation was made to him, he contacted a detective to find out certain procedure.

Some days later, the father met Lewis and told him he knew what was going on.

“I told him that [my son] told me everything.”

“He (Lewis) said ‘everything’?”

“I said yes, ‘everything,” the father told the court in relation to the exchange between him and Lewis.

At that point, according to the father, Lewis asked: “Can you forgive me?”

Describing Lewis as a psychopath, the father further told the court that he (Lewis) wanted them to treat the matter as one that could have been settled religiously.

He however opted to take the matter before the court, noting that a crime was committed against his son.

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  1. Hmmmm says:

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    He need to get ….

  2. paul says:

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    • This is why says:

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      This is why this type of behavior continues to thrive in the Caribbean. Why is sexual assault of any kind not seen as a punishable crime???? I believe a lot of the ignoramuses that posting he’s innocent are either pedophiles themselves or have been victims of sexual abuse and wished, just wished someone had advocated for them and saved them from that living hell. Not because it was your experience means other children should have to suffer too. Who feels it knows it. Lewis can fool the ignoramuses but he can’t fool the God that he worships nor the sensible people who know better.

  3. Reply says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 36 Thumb down 2

    It is nice to see that people are being held to account for this kind of crime against children.

    There are some very vocal known folks in our society who have done exactly the same thing dating back many years that have thus far escaped accountability. They should be very concern, as their day awaits them too.

    All child molesters and sexual predators need to be arrested and charged, and hopefully convicted, and sent to jail for very long times. Disgusting.

    Children should be off limit to the sexual desires and pleasures of adults. Want to have sex with a kid? Be prepared to deal with consequences, and remember what goes on in the dark always come to light.

    I don’t care if you are gay or straight. Stop destroying the lives of children!

    • small island says:

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      I admire the young boy for telling his father even though it would have been better if he did so earlier. The father is to be commended for bringing this to court. Only when people can act for their children, even against a ” friend”, relative or person of authority, will there will be awareness and accountability.

      • Reply says:

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        Agree. It’s very difficult for kids to talk about these kind of issues especially when it surrounds their own sexuality and they may be unsure about. So I understand and accept any way this information ultimately got back to the father as well as the timing.

        The father did the absolute right thing in my view. He did not apparently reacted violently as some of us would have. Rather he rightly went to the authorities, and reported it.

        Some people do not have a clue how psychologically damaging this kind of behavior has on young people. It can impact their lives in very negative ways for a life time. It destroys innocence and trust, and cause these kids to act out in many ways in the future that may be detrimental to their heaths.

        I have stated on this forum before that I do not have a problem with homosexuals or homosexuality as it is my opinion based on science that homosexuals are who they are.

        Nevertheless, as I have stated in my original post, gay or straight, kids should always be off limited to adults sexual desires. There is a reason the age of consent is 16.

        If this young man had a relationship with another man his age, you would not have heard my mouth. The court has determined he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor which is a crime under the law, and he will pay the price for it as he should.

  4. paul says:

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  5. Q says:

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    Trust is a MIGHTY word requiring a MIGHTY action. With so much treachery going on, can we really TRUST others? As for me, I will no longer trust a living soul – not even the people I congregate with in worship.

  6. "L"icopter delivering Ls daily says:

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    L’s all around for thus sick sodomite batty bwoy. Delivering L’s freaking daily smh.

  7. Psycho says:

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    I know the man and I can see now he is a sociopath: lock him up and throw away the key: the man is evil

  8. antigua says:

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    Hope elected official nis next

  9. malissa says:

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  11. Ninja says:

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    All ayo could stay there analyzing…I would have done asked the Lord to give me 5 minutes…and I ain’t going use all 5…

  12. lost he in jail says:

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    came here with his nastiassness

  13. hey says:

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    Sad sad sad. Is this the end of his life career.?He is a very talented technician. But if he do it he wrong… Wrong wrong wrong.

  14. Interested says:

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    For all of you who are blogging about how nice and intelligent this gentleman is,this does not mean that he is not a child predator.Please do some research on these people,they always look “innocent.”

  15. john. says:

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    • Framed says:

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      …by another worshipper? Wow…

    • BE RESPONSIBLE says:

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      There are only two people who know the truth. Him and the young boy. Chances are high a person guilty of such a despicable crime would never admit guilt, not even to the closest of friends; for fear that in addition to the shame being caught, the criminal process, being g found guilty by the courts and publicly humiliated for being discovered as gay amount get people who hate that more than pedophiles. …that above all else the person would not wish to lose the last remnants of friendship they have in their life. You may as well believe in Santa Clause and the tooth fairy if you want to believe in the innocence of a man tried and found guilty with the type of evidence available. You would serve as a better friend to help him Aknowledge his guilt,accept punishment for his crime and seek forgiveness from the victim,his family and his friends including you.

  16. chups says:

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    Our primal urges are indeed innate, while some people possess the strength of character to act as we deem appropriate in civilization despite this, some of us choose rather to hide behind religious folly. Had this father been a true believer, resolute in the inexplicable power of his eternal God and his family washed in the blood, I’m almost certain this could’ve and would’ve been handled religiously behind closed doors (Nothing a little extra virgin olive oil on the forehead and a few scriptures cant resolve).

    I go as far as to suggest that we would be flabbergasted at how many misdeeds are simply “passed onto god” in prayer on Saturdays or Sundays, forgiveness asked for and received even though this forgiveness is merely a figment of believers imagination.

    Religion, singlehandedly impeding the evolution of morality by absolving us of the responsibility to be complicit in our own salvation.

  17. Mango Bay says:

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    I pray that the child will be restore and find proffessional, spiritual help to cope with what had done to him. made the Lord restore all especially the affected families.

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  19. WTF says:

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    Send his a** back to Guyana. I am sorry to say though, that government don’t check out people who come from above Red Rock. They take whatever they tell them, but they give locals the third degree.

  20. god have mercy says:

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    well sir this man use to coming to my house preaching Jehovah and if its ok for him to come and study with my some I told him as along I am there but my son could not stand this man at all he keep same its some about this man I don’t like please tell him not to come so I do wow what if this was my child you will not have getting the chance to give detail because I would of kill you my self use god to abuse people children can trust any one not even the church .what a sad state we are livening in.

    • small island says:

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      You listened to your son and respected his instincts. Those feelings are very important and we are so glad you listened to your son and acted in his interest.

    • Full stops. Periods. says:

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      I am happy for you. Next time be nice and use full stops in your blog. Thank you.

  21. Hah says:

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    Fiyah for the “victim” and the culprit. In 2015 a 13 year old knows right from wrong. That’s why the law still punishes them when they steal or commit other crimes. The man is dead wrong but the 13 year old is not a naïve innocent victim. He was not forcefully raped, he willingly complied with the nasty bastard because that’s what he wanted that’s why he allowed it to happen multiple times.

    • BE RESPONSIBLE says:

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      He’s still a child and his brain has not matured. He is incapable of making sound decisions and lacks judgement. That is why there are laws protecting children. The acult on the other is the exact opposite. They have supposedly grown up, learned judgement and act with morality. They are wise to right or wrong and understand the consequences. In a case of child molestation it matters not if the child chose to participate out of fear, for personal enjoyment, for a self-serving reward or whatever the caseay be. As a child he is incapable of sound rational judgement of the adult. Only one is guilty of wrongdoing.

  22. nnnn says:

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    So you believe that really happen?

  23. JUSTICE says:

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    From the evidence that came out in court,Lewis petitioned the child’s father to ascertain if the victim,his son, told him “everything”.Why would Lewis be so concerned if the child gave a detailed account of everything that took place to his father? Hypothetically speaking,if Lewis were giving bible studies to this boy as Mr Lewis ALLEGES there should have been no anxiety displayed by his outburst to the father.Secondly Mr Lewis threats to commit suicide with his theatrics was a deliberate overt blatant calculated act to elicit sympathy from the the child’s father and by extension the church community.Although i am a heterosexual male but do not judge adults sexual preference .However pedophiles should be looked away for a very long time,This child needs therapeutic psychological intervention asap.

  24. HM says:

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    JEHOVAH WICKEDNESS !

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