Sixty-seven-year-old man pleads guilty to unlawful sexual connection with a minor  

A 67-year-old Portsmouth man is now on remand at the Dominica State Prison awaiting his sentence following his guilty plea to the charge of unlawful sexual connection against a minor.

Peter Lovell of Glanvillia Portsmouth appeared before the High court of Justice on June 27, 2022– where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the indictment filed by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), on the April 14, 2020, at Glanvillia Portsmouth, Lovell had unlawful sexual connection with a girl who was 6-years-old at the time.

State attorney attached to the office of the DPP, Marie Pierre-Louis, accepted the guilty plea and withdrew a second charge of indecent assault against Lovell.

At the court hearing, defense attorney Wayne Norde asked the court for the continuation of his client’s bail until sentencing which the Prosecution had no objection to.

Norde, in his bail application, attempted to sway the court in granting bail to Lovell pursuant to section 6 of the bail act.

He stated Lovell has never missed a court hearing of the matter and assured the Judge that he will be present for his sentencing.

The attorney added that the senior man has never committed another offense while on bail and he suffers from a medical condition.

However, Presiding Judge Justice Wynante Adrien-Roberts, said that due to the seriousness of the offense, she was not minded to grant bail to Lovell.

Before handing down her sentence, Justice Adrien-Roberts ordered a social inquiry report on the 67-year-old to be submitted to the court on or before July 15, 2022, submissions by defense and the prosecution no later than July 22, and a sentencing hearing set for July 27, 2022.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

20 Comments

  1. Jusdoit
    June 30, 2022

    A demonstration against the rotten and corrupt judicial system in Dominica is long overdue. The next victim could be our own child. Only that, I would not take legal action against the perpetrator. Who wants to listen to uneducated lawyers, judges and magistrates? Not me.

    • D/can to d bone
      June 30, 2022

      Stupes. When someone mess up their very own they will do something about bale for those woligans they should not see daylight. The children remain with a lifetime scar. When will you all make an example of them men. When allu own get messed up? Uh? I tried of this crap. Lawyer want to butt in then judge have to deduct from sentence. What welfare doing nah for our children so many hurting little one growing up in society and those men still going to prey on dem. When will u all help our children. Start cutting their balls off. :oops: :oops: :oops:

  2. DAFriend
    June 29, 2022

    How disgusting…!!! What a rotten place!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0
  3. Pumpkin
    June 29, 2022

    Why is his name problish SmH its because he is a poor man. What is good for the goose is good for the gander wrong is wrong

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1
  4. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    June 29, 2022

    This sexual abuse of very young girls is beginning to get too common Needs to stop

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 2
    • DNO Reader
      June 29, 2022

      Beginning to get too common Doc?..it’s been too “common” for way too long.. it’s just out-of-control right now and unless our “justice system” really start showing that they really care about our children it’s just going to get worst.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0
  5. mine
    June 28, 2022

    What a shame and disgrace for a 67 old man going to jail for molesting a 6 years old girl. You could be the child’s great grand father. The thing that disgust me the most is he has a lawyer representing him. I am wondering if this lawyer has a daughter and the shoe was on his feet Castrate him.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0
  6. DNO Reader
    June 28, 2022

    Don’t know which is worst..
    these sick, demented pedophiles who destroy the lives of our innocent little children..
    these money-hungry lawyers with absolutely no trace of morality trying to convince us that what their clients did “is not so bad”..
    or these judges and magistrates who keep letting them off while giving their sanctimonious speeches.
    It really is heartbreaking the way we keep letting down our children 💔

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 0
    • Lea
      June 29, 2022

      Agreed 100%. This is so disgusting and heartbreaking.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
  7. FACTS
    June 28, 2022

    We agree on something. Yes cut his balls off but the birds and wild animals will run for their lives because the Balls might try to rape the. IBO I am in with you it is despicable… Raping a 6yr old. OMG….what has this country become.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 0
    • Ibo France
      June 29, 2022

      My thing is this. What pleasure can a man get from having sexual intercourse with a baby? Only an extremely mentally deranged person who should be confined to a psychiatric institution.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
  8. Bwa-Banday
    June 28, 2022

    This time I am calling for our laws to be amended and to include castration (char-twee-yaying) when we disrespect babies like that. What is in a 6 year old that a man can get banday over? These perverts are just nasty and sick! So let us remove what is causing them to be in such a nasty and sick state of mind….their sack-gwen! :twisted: :twisted:

    That deserves a life sentence if the law allows :twisted: but sadly, the Judges can only operate under the ambients of the law and we will never truly see these salops get the justice they truely deserve. But, god is not a bajan police officer, for one day a father or relative will take the law into his/ her own hands and I am afraid many will say; “He should not have done that :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 1
    • Ibo France
      June 29, 2022

      In Saudi Arabia and many Arab countries, if you are caught with illegal drugs, you get lifetime or executed. Because of this, these countries hardly have problems with drug trafficking.

      It’s sad, but sometimes we need draconian laws to act as a deterrent to dissuade criminally minded individuals from committing heinous crimes.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
  9. Maintaining
    June 28, 2022

    That old pervert should be dragged out to the wood shed and dealt with accordingly for violating this poor little child. Only God knows how many more were victimized by him.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0
  10. We the People
    June 28, 2022

    Jesus!!!! That man is wicked to the max!!! Lock his a.s up and throw away the key!!

    And by the way, what is the “medical condition” that he suffers from?

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
    • Just Saying!!!!!
      June 29, 2022

      It is a new Medical Condition in Dominica….it is called PERVERTED. This is a baby stupid man and you are related to her….How sick can one be.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
  11. Ibo France
    June 28, 2022

    What could be sexually appealing about a six year old? She is like a new born baby. This is an unspeakable crime.

    The judge should sentence him to jail for the rest of his natural life. Never again should he get an opportunity to roam the streets and get in contact with minors of the fairer sex.

    Utterly despicable!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 28 Thumb down 0
    • DNO Reader
      June 28, 2022

      If wishes were horses bro..
      The first thing that the “learned judge” is going to do is discount 30% of his sentence for just pleading guilty..and after the social inquiry and other “mitigating factors” he’ll more likely walk off with a suspended sentence..they going and say “poor old man” instead of “poor innocent child”..

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 0
  12. Skerro
    June 28, 2022

    Cut his balls off

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 0
    • me
      June 28, 2022

      and make him eat them

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available