Prosecution witnesses a no-show for indecent assault case

Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks may dismiss an indictment of indecent assault against a young man if the complainant and her mother; who are key witnesses do not show up to testify on Monday.

This morning, the accused man appeared at the High Court of Justice for the start of his trial but the case had to be adjourned due to a non-appearance from the two main prosecution witnesses.

According to the state’s lawyer Wayne Norde, the many attempts made to reach the complainant and her mother had been futile. He said that it was recently discovered that the two witnesses had taken up residence overseas for the last year.

The accused man has pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Alleyne.

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4 Comments

  1. Wendy
    July 1, 2010

    This case should be brought by Social Services, who ought to have been supporting this family all along until ( even after) the case came to trial and if needs be supeona the mother and child to appear in court. The mother should be charged with child endangerment for not following through with the charges. “What message are you sending your daughter,madam?”
    And the cycle continues.

  2. HMMMMM
    July 1, 2010

    Guess he will go free, don’t worry it have a higher judge above.

  3. June 30, 2010

    Since last year , the man should be finishing his first year in prison!
    Too much time to call a case.

  4. Waste of Time
    June 30, 2010

    It’s because the court system wasting too much time to send these matters up to trial! People must get fedup with that nonsense.

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