Mother of indecent assault victim happy about perpetrator’s apology

High Court of Justice on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard

The mother of a victim of indecent assault told the High Court of Justice this week that she is glad that the perpetrator of the crime had confessed and apologized for his actions.

“I glad he finally came to his senses and apologize,” the woman told the court prior to the sentencing of Francis Warrington who had pleaded guilty to assaulting the young girl. Warrington received a three-year jail sentence.

The incident occurred on October 9, 2008 about 2 p.m. when the young girl was in the living room of her home watching television with Warrington and three younger sisters. During that time Warrington was making jokes, and he then began touching the complainant’s vagina and breast, according to her.  Warrington subsequently left the girl’s home to go to the bay.

“I had clothes on. I felt the touch of his fingers in my vagina for two minutes then left to go by Granny with my sisters. When I arrived he was there,” the girl recalled.

After her grandmother went up the road and her sisters went playing in the yard, the complainant said Warrington again made inappropriate advances at her.

“He started touching me up on my vagina with his penis. He unzip his pants. I saw his penis. He took it out … the penis was hard,” she explained.

While the complainant noted that she was fully clothed on both occasions, the second time Warrington approached her she said he rubbed his penis on her for about half an hour. On that day, the girl’s parents were not home.

On October 13 the girl told her mother  what had happened, and a medical examination was done at the local hospital.

“I am afraid of him because of what happened,” the complainant had said.

The court learnt that Warrington was father to two children – a 10-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy.

In pleading for mercy from the court, Warrington said he is a respectable person. He apologized to the complainant’s family and asked for forgiveness.

According to him, he is sick with ulcer and cannot obtain medication at the hospital.

Upon sentencing on Tuesday Judge Brian Cottle asked Warrington if he understands that at such an age children need protection.

“Although I have taken into consideration that you have no previous conviction and you expressed remorse, I must give you a custodial sentence,” Cottle stated.

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9 Comments

  1. January 21, 2010

    3 years is not enough for this man. He is a father, and should know what he was doing. I would like to know,what if it was the other way? what if it was one of his children. Couldn’t he get an old kunk? …………….

    • dominican
      August 18, 2011

      so before the crime he did not know he was sick and he had children? these guys think they fooling me.

  2. Curious
    January 21, 2010

    This is a sad situation here, and if i was not familiar with the case i could, after reading this article, blame the parents for allowing a ‘stranger’ to remain with their daughters. But no one can be trusted these days, and to the parents out there take heed! … Someone the parents and the children trusted. …

  3. Anonymous
    January 21, 2010

    I cannot understand the woman. Nothing to shout about. Any criminal can choose to apologise especially if he can see that the parents and guardians will accept any crap–no measured standards-parents..please stand up for your children. treat a child as a child and speak up and out for the abuse of your children and don’t accept no apology and no money. ASK FOR CASTRATION

  4. SERIOUSLY!
    January 21, 2010

    To details, if you do not understand an issue, reserve your comments. Do you think it is easy for a child to ward off the advances of a monster? You are on the outside and therefore you can think rationally and as an adult. This is a child. She is scared. She does not know what to do. This is the reason most sexual predators choose children. They take advantage of their vulnerability. Even when she met him the second time, her options are limited. She thought she ran away from him only to bounce him again.

    My take on this is that there are genuinely sick people out there who need held and counseling but on the other hand there are people like him who are just plain wicked. The fact that he has children suggest that he had no problem getting a mature woman to have sex. The fact that he chose to molest a child suggest he is plain wicked. I just hope he gets the correct roommate at the hotel he will be visiting. He will see how unwanted sexual advances feels and the damages it can cause.

  5. January 21, 2010

    is that happy ? a damn kick that woman want’s ,what’s the matter with her ?she think this is some kind of game ? woman wake up .and as for that swine is jail he needs to go .

  6. $uper$aver
    January 21, 2010

    CRIMINALS ALWAYS EXPRESS REMORSE AFTER THEY COMMIT THE CRIME..A GROWN MAN TOUCHING OF MOLESTING A CHILD THERE SHOULD BE NO MERCY FOR HIM ESPECIALLY A GROWN MAN WITH CHILDREN OF HIS OWN..this man should get the maximum sentence and forget about how sorry he is ..o give me a break! WHILE HE WAS RUBBING HIS DICK ON THE LITTLE GIRL HE WASNT SORRY BUT NOW TO GO TO JAIL HE IS SORRY! AND LADY I DONT SEE WHAT YOU A HAPPY ABOUT BECAUSE HE SAY HE IS SORRY..MAM TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER AND GET COUNCILING AND DONT BE HAPPY BECAUE THE DIRTBAG SAY HE IS SORRY..LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER AND BUILD A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR KIDS SO IF THAT EVER HAPPEN AGAIN “GOD BID” THEY WILL COME TO YOU SOONER..DONT BE HAPPY ABOUT THAT

  7. details
    January 21, 2010

    I am missing something there. I am a grown woman now, a mother. I am thinking because the details are too sketchy. Why would the child allow that to happen for ‘2 mins’ in the 1st instance, another occassion he was even able to let her see and even feel his hard penis. I understand the fear the first time..but 2 mins was still a long time. Next time I see the man I would have been giving him so much distance there is no way he could have had the opportunity to express his advances on me. We must teach and tell our children the ‘ways’ of these perpetrators, allowing them to be open and express themselves about such incidents. It may be difficult to communicate that for some, but let us try and advise our children to learn to speak out and not allow persons to abuse them in no way.

  8. HAPPY?
    January 21, 2010

    I DON’T SEE ANYTHING THERE FOR THE MOTHER TO BE HAPPY ABOUT. IF AT ALL, THE ONLY THING SHE SHOULD BE HAPPY ABOUT IS THAT THE ABUSE DID NOT WENT FURTHER. SHE SHOULD SPEND SOME REAL UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TIME WITH HER YOUNG DAUGHTER AND LET HER KNOW WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND WHAT IS NOT WHEN IT COMES TO OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING HER BODY. ON THE SECOND OCCASION THE CHILD SHOULD HAVE REALIZED THE THAT THIS MAN’S ACTION WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE (at least a “behave” or a “no” could have sent a warning). After the three (3) years he should have been placed on another three (3) years probation to further protect this child and others. Keep AN EYE or rather both EYES on him when he comes out.

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