A man accused of performing oral sex on the 16-year-old daughter of his fiancee has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court.
The man whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the minor is charged with attempted rape and indecent assault.
He was not required to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo this month.
The court heard that the first of two alleged incidents happened on a date between January 1 and April 21 last year. On the day in question, the minor was babysitting her kid brother while the accused and her mother was away.
It is reported that she was lying in bed with her brother in her parents’ bedroom and attempted to leave the bedroom when the accused doctor returned home around 3 am.
The court heard that the accused asked her to stay and lay beside him, to which she complied. It is alleged that the accused man subsequently wrapped his arms and legs around the teen. She eventually broke free of the embrace because she was uncomfortable.
The accused then allegedly requested a massage from the teen before stripping down to his underwear. During the massage, the accused allegedly removed the minor’s tank top, tights, and underwear and started massaging her breasts. It is alleged that she felt his erection against her back and reportedly told him that she was uncomfortable.
The court, however, heard that he told the child she needed to relax and what he was doing to her was therapeutic. It is alleged that he proceeded to perform oral sex to on the minor for about 60 seconds before she pushed him away.
It is alleged that the accused man then attempted to penetrate the child. However, she managed to push him away and leave the room. She did not tell anyone about what happened that night, the court heard.
The court heard that the second alleged incident occurred on March 5 this year.
That incident allegedly happened sometime while her mother was at work. The accused reportedly called her from her bedroom and requested a chat in the living room area of the household.
It is alleged that when she came to him, he started rubbing her thighs, but stopped because the mother returned home. He allegedly resumed shortly after the child’s mother left home to run an errand.
The court heard that he locked the front door, removed his shirt and asked the minor for a
The court heard that the teenager confided to a friend about the matter, which was subsequently reported to police.
The defendant was met and arrested on March 6.
He denied the allegations during
After hearing arguments from the Crown and the defence, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo ruled that the Crown did not provide sufficient reasons why the court should deny bail.
As such, the accused was granted $80,000 bail signed with two sureties. He is to report to the Road Town Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 6 am and 6 pm.
He also had to submit his travel documents and he is not allowed to apply for any replacements. The accused doctor is also forbidden to make contact with the child or any Crown witnesses.
His matter was adjourned to April 9. Reynella Rawlins represents the accused.
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