Salisbury man found guilty of buggery of a minor

The fate of a Salisbury man is in the hands of High court Judge, Justice Wynante Adrien-Roberts, who will hand down her sentence against him next month following his conviction of buggery of a minor.

Shamiguel James who was indicted on three counts – buggery, unlawful sexual connection and indecent assault – was found guilty of the more severe charge of buggery.

After a one-week trial, a nine-member jury yesterday, June 22, 2022, handed down a guilty verdict against him for the offense of buggery against a 12-year-old boy. The incident occurred on  July 24, 2016, in Salisbury.

The prosecution’s case was led by a state attorney attached to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Daina Matthew, while  Peter Alleyne of the Legal Aid Clinic represented James.

Following his conviction, Justice Adrien-Roberts ordered a Social Inquiry Report on James to be handed in on or before July 15, 2022, and submissions from the defense and prosecution, before handing down her sentence.

The date for sentencing was set for July 22, 2022.

James is now on remand in custody at the Dominica State Prison awaiting his sentence.

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17 Comments

  1. Chi Chi man fi .......!
    June 24, 2022

    James himself was abused as a little boy if my memory serves me right. This may be a situation of ‘domino effect’. Someone bulled him, he then became a fulltime buller and he then bulls an innocent boy. I wonder how does the welfare services help the victims of such assaults to prevent the spread of this contagious “bulling cancer” disease.

    I don’t know what other punishment could be rendered but sending him to “bullers paradise” for lack of a better term may not have any effect on him if the intent is to make him be remorseful and cure him from the “bulling cancer” disease.

  2. Gy
    June 23, 2022

    unsolved murder You have good memories! But u not to smart

  3. West
    June 23, 2022

    Man like that lost the keys on them I can never feel sorry for them ppl man a grown man like u what u find in a 12 year old boy. Judge make an example with this man

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  4. Ibo France
    June 23, 2022

    Those sickening, dumb comments could only come from a demented mind. These Labourites are a special breed of buffoons.

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  5. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 23, 2022

    i wonder if he will get a suspended sentence like the big name entrepreneur got the other day

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  6. weh
    June 23, 2022

    lock him in jail and throw away the key.

  7. Bwa-Banday
    June 23, 2022

    But wait nah….after you BUGGA the person child who should be 22 yrs old today, what was his defense? The child move his pants and sit down on him? And Mr. Allyne who should be a Rastaman defended that character? Come on Peter!

    Society on whole should not defend these pedophiles. Please don’t give me this BS about every man deserves a fair trial either because if maybe those who violate our children are given a fair trial by standing infant of a judge and jury alone to defend themselves or pay for foreign attorneys to come defend them we will see a decrease in crimes in this area. Now the boy is a big man, if he hold him and castrate him them we will all say he wrong. To be honest, Dca needs serious deliverance because every institution is broken. The Guyanese cougar was used to perpetuate the evil spell on our justice system. She even has passport. The evil spell is over the entire country and we expect Judge Roberts to deliver us? Westay La Toujour. Allu better pray!

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  8. DNO Reader
    June 23, 2022

    This horrendous, sickening attack on a twelve year old boy happened in 2016?
    It had to take six long years just to get to trial?
    And then the “learned judge” going to start discounting those years he should serve until maybe she gives him the usual “slap on the wrist”
    And then these same people turn around and lament this out-of-control level of child abuse in our little Dominica.
    These judges and magistrates just keep making a mockery of our “justice system”.
    These people don’t give a *bleep* about our children.

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  9. Justice delayed is justice denied
    June 23, 2022

    Did I read this correct? This incident happened in 2012??? Why did it take the courts this long to adjudicate this matter? People of Dominica red blue green or whatever tribal politics you practice better needs to be done where justice in this land is concerned

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    • Justice delayed is justice denied
      June 23, 2022

      My mistake 2016?? That’s still too long

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  10. Ibo France
    June 23, 2022

    Not even little boys can escape these vile predators. I hope this time around the judge sends an unmistakable message to all wouldbe pedophiles that the court would deal with them to the fullest extent of the law.

    That little child has been severely victimised twice, the time of the act, and at the trial which brought back graphic and painful reminder of the incident.

    Anyone who sexually violates the innocence of any minor deserves life imprisonment. It must be stopped as this pattern of behaviour has become too prevalent. Enough is enough! It is incumbent on us as a society to collectively protect our vulnerable children.

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    • DNO Reader
      June 24, 2022

      Couldn’t have said it better myself bro. Real talk.

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  11. The Zone
    June 23, 2022

    I hope the they send him away for a long time so his mates can return the favor while he is behind bars.

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  12. Lawyer
    June 23, 2022

    It just doesn’t end… To make matters worse, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. After 20 years of rule by this CM, Dominica is not only highly corrupt but also morally totally sick! Congratulations to all you DLP voters. I’m waiting patiently for the sentence from this so called ‘judge’.

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  13. SMH
    June 23, 2022

    Ebeh all you have jokes papa :roll:

  14. Lin clown
    June 23, 2022

    Salisbury,the unsolved murder capital of Dominica.A few years ago a 14 year old school girl was found murdered close to the police station in Salisbury.The blue boss told the people of Salisbury stone the police,block the public road and set it on fire.Now they turn to buggering little boys.Only in a UWP held constituency.BUGGERERS.

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    • MAGWA CA
      June 23, 2022

      but look they kidnap a girl in a labour held constituency. murder on bayfront in a labour constituency, drive by murder in another labour spot. if your logic is right then labour is the bad one cause ALL current murders rapes kidnappings shootings robberies ARE all taking place in LABOUR areas

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