Former national footballer charged with five sex-related offences against two minors

A former national footballer is remanded in custody at the Dominica State Prison pending a bail application hearing following five sex-related charges preferred against him by the police.

The accused man appeared in court on June 27, 2022 where the charges were read to him. He was not required to enter a plea since the charges are indictable offenses and are expected to be tried at the High court of Justice before a Judge and jury.

The sexual acts allegedly occurred earlier this year between two teenage girls below the age of 16.

At the court hearing, when the issue of bail arose, the police prosecutor objected to bail. However, the accused, who was without an attorney at the time, informed the court that attorney-at-law, Peter Alleyne, will be his lawyer and wanted him to be present when a bail application is heard on his behalf.

Presiding Magistrate Michael Laudat granted his request and adjourned the matter to June 30, 2022, for the bail hearing. Until such time, the man is remanded in custody at the Dominica State Prison.

 

 

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25 Comments

  1. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    July 2, 2022

    I ask again does the offender Former national footballer have a name?? What kind of reporting is this??

    ADMIN: The law prohibits the publishing of names of individuals involved in certain cases involving sexual offences.

    This is particularly the case if revealing the name of the perpetrator/alleged perpetrator may make it possible to identify the victim/alleged victim – we live in a small society where news can travel fast.

  2. Jonathan Y St Jean
    July 2, 2022

    I’ll start by saying that it’s easier and better to help a hurt young boy than it is to try and repair a broken man. A lot of those men who abuse have themselves been abused when they were boys. It’s time to realize that we can only punish those perpetrators but we can’t fix them from the situations which have created monsters of them. This calls for the necessary resources to be put in place to target all facets of the problem. The once effective welfare department like all other departments are now more interested, it seems, to work to keep the cabal in power, and have failed the populace. The high number of child molestations in a small country like Dominca for such a long time is a pandemic of it’s own. The government needs to stop sweeping this scourge under the rug and reach out to the world for assistance to deal with it. A lot of assistance will be required and the UN is a good place to start.

  3. DNO Reader
    June 30, 2022

    I think that most DNO readers should know by now that publishing the name of the accused person is not permitted by law..
    Admin. repeatedly keeps reminding us that they have to wait until the person has been CONVICTED and then, even while they’re awaiting SENTENCING, their name can then be published..as in the case of the 67 years-old man..
    So, hopefully, the “justice system” will finally get it right and, as soon as he’s convicted, we’ll all know the name of yet another pedophile.

    ADMIN: In the case of sexual offences the name of the accused can be withheld if it may identify the accuser/victim in some situations under the law.

    However, there are cases where the judge may advise that the name still not be released even after the conviction for the same reason. If we have the information and it is adviseable to do so we will publish the name.

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  4. June 29, 2022

    So why when is a police or well known person,their names are not being written?? 🤔

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    • Bwa-Banday
      June 30, 2022

      Don’t blame DNO for not publishing names. We have been through this here over and over again. The law needs to change before they can do that so complain to your parl rep.

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      • Asking for a friend
        July 1, 2022

        Did you say pal rep? These people are powerless and only know the latest beff. That’s why el supremo simply takes things into his own hands.

  5. Waiting For Airport
    June 29, 2022

    Is there some sort of ‘child molesting agenda’ going on? It’s almost like the state had all these cases waiting until now to push them all out same time.

    Either way, we wish the victim closure and if the foot baller guilty, we hope the pathetic legal system we have here can show some justice for once!

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  6. Bobby
    June 29, 2022

    …and again. It just doesn’t stop. Our country has become a rotten and corrupt rock in the sea. I am disgusted!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 31 Thumb down 3
  7. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    June 29, 2022

    So who is he?? Does he have a name??

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    • Julius Timothy
      June 29, 2022

      My neighbor no name no warrent

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    • DNO Reader
      June 30, 2022

      You should know better Doc..you should know that DNO can’t give his name until he’s been convicted of the crime.

  8. mine
    June 28, 2022

    They should give those hard back men hard labor jail years for sexual molesting under age girls. If they go easy on them this serious problem will continues.

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    • Simple
      June 29, 2022

      They will never do it because all of them in high positions doing it too that’s why it continúes.. poor our children..that’s why skerrot want the people to remIn poor to come crying to him.. minitsters want you to suck their d¿*$k for a job or they will give you a cool out. I am sick and tirex of this sh*&y. I am typing here and even my finges are angry. Me self I close my womb I doh want children bcuz I will kill a man. Imma fight from my grandchildren when they come around d..imma train them. To kick balls really hard. Thise nasty nig…. ha e their wivez. I’m so dame mad. Ladies talk to your Girls becuz daddy’s doing it tooo.

      Dno let my post roll eh u don’t like my post ..let me speak my mind eh. U keep parking my post on a side. I need to speak out

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  9. mine
    June 28, 2022

    ANOTHER child molester again, what is wrong with these grown men preying on people’s children. Lock them up and throw the keys away.

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    • D/can to d bone
      June 29, 2022

      They preying even on their own children..I vex vex vex. They won’t pray with them they pray on the poor little ones…smh

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  10. Shame
    June 28, 2022

    Why these hard back men do not leave our young girls alone. So many mature women about the place. I hope he does not get off with a slap on the wrist.

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    • Watching
      June 29, 2022

      Dominica self eh we need Jesus

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  11. Bwa-Banday
    June 28, 2022

    The same Peter R. Allyne, the self proclaimed righteous rastamarrn. Where is the House Of Nayabingi’s voice when needed? :evil: :evil: :evil: Again, when those who proclaim to be the voice of the oppressed among us capitulates and sides with the oppressors in our midst, I must COMPLAIN. Let the man find foreign legal representation to ensure his fairness at trial as mandated. Garson we have an epidemic of child molestation and abuse of our children (boys and girls) on island and that sheet has to stop.

    Where are the ladies in parliament? Where are the voices of the first and second ladies (so they call themselves not moir) of the island? Where are the voices of the minister of eduction (Ma Pampalam) and that of Addis King? Are Gretta Roberts and Dennise Charles (Weave Master) in hiding? Where is the said welfare department who has and continue to fail our of children? Where is the Dr. Dr. Dr. PM (ala Dennise)? Lord we need a purge in this land like YESTERDAY!

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    • My mouth
      June 29, 2022

      Where are they? You want me to tell u..smh to get there you have to shake your pampalam and shut up..so they close their eyes to what is going on..I am so sick about that eh..that’s y they do want to employee me becuz they know I don’t stand for sh**t all they do is turn down my application..I refuse to shake my pampalam fir them

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  12. Ibo France
    June 28, 2022

    Is sexual abuse of minors a disease endemic in Dominica? This is too prevalent and something serious must be done to greatly reduce these occurrences to negligible levels.

    Cases of this nature have been happening for far too long, and are becoming more prevalent by the day. I am yet to witness new strategies, policies and effort by the relevant authorities to crush this scourge.

    If the government has to put in place draconian legislation to protect our children, let it be. The laws already in place must be enforced. Parents have to provide guidance for their children and should know their whereabouts at all times.

    However, it will take the collective efforts and vigilance of the community to lessen the unacceptably high level of this particular crime. See a strange relationship between an adult male and a child, say something.

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    • June 30, 2022

      You always come up with your foolish ideas that Government should put some draconian laws in place and when Government does, then, you have something else to say about that wicked Government. Ibo, you would be better off hide yourself somewhere and stay quiet.

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 0 Thumb down 15
      • Ibo France
        June 30, 2022

        Taking advice from you is like a motorist taking directions from a blind traffic warden, at a busy junction, in rush hour.

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  13. Mel
    June 28, 2022

    Afus when I read these articles I get so pissed. Why isn’t the former footballer name not disclosed and the 67 year old man from Portsmouth was revealed yesterday? A whole ban of enablers in that damn Commonwealth.

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    • Creamer
      June 29, 2022

      I have a balls cuaternario in my posesión.. I am the one who cut de man balls..just send thise bastereds to me. I will cut them balls off.

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