Sexual offence matters dominate January assizes

High Court of Justice on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard

Sexual offence matters dominate other matters on the cause list for the January Criminal Assizes.

Four men are charged with indecent assault in unrelated matters.

In two separate matters, but facing similar charges, two men are charged with unlawful sexual connection and indecent assault on underage girls. The two are on bail.

In addition, one man is charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault.

Another man is on remand at the State’s Prison for rape, buggery and indecent assault as well.

Meanwhile, Dexter Jno Baptiste, charged with wounding with intent, failed to show. Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina informed the court that a warrant was open for Jno Baptiste’s arrest since he has absconded.

Another wounding with intent case is against Karim Mann. He is on bail.

Meanwhile, Ben Darroux and Alixford Bunche are jointly charged with burglary, while Lennard Edward Panthier is charged in a separate matter. Bunche is also charged with rape and indecent assault in an unrelated matter.

Carlon Nicholas is facing a charge of wounding with intent and unlawful wounding.  Ridge Wayne Williams is on bail for robbery and wounding with intent. Peter Toussaint Jr. who is on a $10,000 bail bond, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and inflicting grievous bodily harm.

One matter of false accounting, of which Fitzgerald Winston is accused of, is also on the January Criminal Assizes cause list. Winston is charged with four counts of false accounting and theft. He is currently on bail.

One assault occasioning actually bodily harm came up for sentencing today, against Davis Eugene.

Three young persons are charged with theft and handling stolen goods; among that trio is 17-year-old Cassandra Carbon. She is jointly charged with Leon Mitchel and Nigel Steven.

Another matter which was traversed from the September Criminal Assizes was that of Kurt ‘Shabba’ James. James is on bail and charged with conspiracy, attempted theft, and attempt to obtain property by deception, theft and obtaining property by deception.

Meantime, Asher Ferrol, who was initially jointly charged with Vaughn Dodds for a 2008 incident appeared alone in the prisoner’s dock at High Court. Taking conveyance, kidnapping and robbery are the charges filed against Ferrol. His matter will come up for sentencing in the January Criminal Assizes. He is in custody.

Pierson Gregoire chose to discontinue his case against Etinoffe Thomas, who was charged with grievous bodily harm and unlawful wounding. Gregoire told the court this morning that he wanted the matter to be done with. When asked by Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina if anyone threatened him to come to that decision he paused and replied, “No.”

Two matters have been discontinued by the state – one against Yannick Parillon and Warren Mark, and the other against Cressington Isles, who was jointly charged with another young man, for robbery and wounding with intent. According to the High Court’s cause list, there is a notice of discontinuance filed for the accused parties.

The January Criminal Assizes opened today at the High Court of Justice on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard. Justice Brian Cottle of St. Vincent is the sitting judge.

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    January 14, 2010


  2. lady
    January 12, 2010

    men should think before they act and some young girls must take it easy.

    AND Dumb-Me-In-Can u are the dumbest person commenting on D.N.O.L… get a life so long election pass allu still on the P.M back.. go an find work for you to do..

  3. bay front
    January 12, 2010

    cut off dere balls!

  4. boy oh boy
    January 12, 2010

    I hate them man so much, is just like an incident that happen in St.Joseph where a 14 year old boy rape a 4 year old litttle girl. Everytime i see that boy i want to kill him. And his mother up holing him. Fire burn them wicked

  5. Dumb-Me-In-Can
    January 12, 2010

    eachers said it is fine. Why blame the This the small compare to what will be taking place in the near future. Dominicans don’t cry and yell about this because we want it so. We love crime as long as it does not happen to us. Our policemen can only pick up the poor people children that commit what we call crime -e.g assualt, marijuana, theft, etc etc—-where you think they learning about these crimes? Our leaders has thought them well! Our leaders can steal from the treasury and it is ok. The Preaches are cool with that so why blame the youth for trying to do the same…..We set examples them cry for help later……what a shame Dominica!! That is the NEXT LEVEL!!

  6. Rev.Pastor Rawls
    January 12, 2010

    Greetings in the name of my Master, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    There is a problem when we are not living our life for Jesus Christ,We keep saying Dominica is a God fearing Island,our behaviour is not showing that.
    Why is this beautiful Island which has so much to offer the rest of the caribbean and it’s People has this amount of crimes.There are so many People that keep saying they are Christians and they are the biggest hypocrites the World has seen,they jump and cry in Church every Sunday, then they go home and gossip about their Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
    Their Sons are drug dealers,sex offenders,thief,trouble maker,etc,etc.they have no respect for God,they write His name with a small G,if you are a Child of God,you have to know that His name start with a capital G.
    We have no control of our Children,we have no respect for the elderly,we have no fear of the law,twenty years ago you would never have seen that.the reason why there are so many crimes by Juveniles is because their parents are always defending them when they commit their crimes.
    most of the time they lie and say my Son was home all night,knowing thats not true.they think their kids are better than their neighbours,so when he or she does something wrong they have to protect them.their Children are not going to church to thank God for the blessing He has given them.
    How can you say you are a Christian and your sixteen year old daughter or Son is outside at twelve o’clock at night,and you are in bed,and you call yourself a Christian,I call you a hypocrite.
    That why we are going to be surprise who we meet in heaven,Dominicans shouldn’t keep silence when they see anyone committing a crime,call the Police.
    Let us put this criminals where they belongs,behind bars.Dominica has always been a paradise Island,lets keep it so.(throw the bums in jail,let them become some one’s wife)I don’t care for anyone who keep breaking the law,laws are there to protect us,you break the law you pay the price,that it.may God keep blessing this beautiful Island of ours,JAH bless.

  7. dato
    January 12, 2010

    shameful…lock them up

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