One more charged in alleged inappropriate behaviour matter

Court MinorA third individual has been charged in the matter of alleged inappropriate behaviour involving a minor.

Dominica News Online (DNO) has been reliably informed that police arrested the man on Sunday and charged him with indecent assault in the matter. He was also taken to the alleged crime scene and had a face to face with his accuser.

A magistrate was called in and according to the source, he was released on $15,000 bail and is due to appear in court on Monday. He was subsequently seen leaving police headquarters with his lawyer and other officias.

A businessman arrested earlier in connection with the same matter, was charged with six counts under the Sexual Offences Act: three counts of alleged indecent assault and three counts of alleged unlawful sexual intercourse. He appeared in court on Friday and was granted bail in the sum of $75,000.

Another man who spent Thursday night in police custody, being questioned in connection with the allegations, was charged with indecent assault. He was granted bail on Friday in the sum of $15,000 and is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Due to the nature of the allegations, the laws of Dominica stipulate that the name of all accused cannot be published.

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79 Comments

  1. just saying
    March 8, 2016

    Be careful sending child pornography videos to your families and friends in other countries, they can get convicted of possessing child pornography and can get a sentenced of 20 years in prison, if you are living in the USA and you received these disguising videos like I did go ahead and delete, its not worth your livelihood, when these perpetrators only gets a slap on the wrist. lord have mercy these young girls need some serious counseling and medical attention.

  2. March 7, 2016

    CURIOUS! Why was two of the perpetrators bail set at $15,000, each, and one at $75,000? Why is the one bailed at $75,000 charged with more offenses than the others when they ALL committed the same crime?

    “charged with alleged inappropriate behaviour involving a minor.”

    “charged with indecent assault”

    “businessman” “same matter,” charged with “six counts under the Sexual Offenses Act:” “three counts of alleged indecent assault” and “three counts of alleged unlawful sexual intercourse.”

    “SAME MATTER” yet the “BUSINESSMAN” had MORE CHARGES IMPOSED, and HIGHER BAIL amount. Is this because he’s a “BUSINESSMAN”? What are the REASONS for the DIFFERENCE in CHARGES?

    It’s PAST TIME that this nonsense STOP. STAY WITH YOUR WIVES AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS. SATISFY with what you have. CHILDREN/MINORS are called CHILDREN/MINORS for a reason.

  3. Danziger
    March 7, 2016

    I’ll keep my mouth shut cuz I have CHILDREN, I dont kw about tomorrow.
    I dont kw what happen the law men will do the work
    I learn to my my own business cuz all of us have our own problems.

  4. the thing
    March 7, 2016

    I saw some of them videos and i must say and them big men not even use in condom what about them men have a s.t.d they give it to the young girs l ok that is why the jail will never miss people

  5. calibishie boy
    March 7, 2016

    Even thou am not blue I believe matt is doing a good job. Wrong is wrong

  6. The_100
    March 7, 2016

    If we allow tablets to be rollout out to schools without any security that will prevent your child from accessing porn or sharing porn or any deviant act. What do you expect? Children have access to all sorts of sexual acts some of them are designed to be taboo or designed for Sadists.

    If we allow our children to be outside all hours of the night.
    If we allow our children to wear yago leggings printing all their private parts.
    If we allow our children to go on vehicles of older men unchaperoned.
    If we allow our children to act like grown women.
    If we allow our children to not take education seriously.

    I can remember high school and the smart gurls would never be in these videos.
    i wonder why? Most times is because they have the right people around them..

  7. the wicked
    March 7, 2016

    Lord my little girl lord my little girl I love with all my heart lord I CANNOT HEAR THIS THINGS they hurting my heart I fill sorry for the young girls let me see what going to happen there with this cases shame shame shame on them big men and they have little girls I wonder if they would like to see their little girl in them videos with big grown men? i don’t care who them men are

  8. brown skin girl
    March 7, 2016

    gud job . they all need to pay especially the 1st accused. im sure his reporter for her that has bring back the old wounds.
    he need to be stoped. he has been doing that for to long. shame on this man and he has children as well

  9. UDOHREADYET
    March 7, 2016

    Lets Start by making it a punishable crime to share these videos and pictures of minors. this has reached people in other countries. The act is shameful yes but so is violation of the victims privacy. The very same people that are speaking up against these things are sharing and spreading the videos.

    Establishing a a firm ago of consent with prosecution in Dominica would also help… communicating that to the minors as well as those of age is also very important as minors are not always forced into these situations at times they pursue older men. That does not make it okay but everyone knows this.

    There should also be an established drinking age to prevent those of age from sharing or offering drinks to minors. Dominican youth are growing up faster than before its the TV, the Internet, Vulgar music from other places and locally as well as peer pressure to have things they cannot afford.

    • March 7, 2016

      people from overseas had the video before people in dominica.

  10. Caretaker
    March 7, 2016

    When parents allowed it to escalate, only then the law get involved. I always say to my children if they have a problem they are not sure about tell me whilst it is small because if they allow it to get big I might not be able to handle it.we are getting some where, the third man demand to face the accuser, so there is some denial. I never for one minute believe it was a straight forward thing. wait for the answers from questions

  11. lalaa
    March 7, 2016

    Only in my beautiful Dominica moleters are victims and the victims are villains.. You see we fail to realize that molestation leaves a lifetime scar on an individual. I hope the ones who are responsible wont cry soocoo when the same happens to their kids..

    • No laughing matter
      March 7, 2016

      molestation leaves a lifetime scar on an individual -reading is as if they are tatooists.
      removing tattoos are costly.

  12. confused .....really confused?
    March 7, 2016

    Over the years this issue was always something to b concerned about I find it hard to believe that it took this situation for the bigger heads to take this issue as serious as they shud have been doing for so long…..hmmmmmmmmm :( :( :-|

  13. March 7, 2016

    Yes Pastor Jack good deliberation this morning. That business of so called pastors just there to get fame and full their pockets is nonsense. Rise up and go on the highways and byways and obey the commands of the Lord. Talk about the issues that affect our people. You go to the churches and the impression you get is that everything is nice and dandy

  14. espanol bebe
    March 7, 2016

    i wonder why his name cant be mentioned … stupid stupid law….

  15. cameron
    March 7, 2016

    dominica is being controlled by the devil,and the almighty will send out a message in due time,the so called Christians keep on protecting these monsters.Time will tell.

    • No laughing matter
      March 7, 2016

      Okay Labad!

  16. March 7, 2016

    Has the bureau of gender affairs or the womens bureau commented on this? Has all of these organisations & activists gone quiet when their voices and opinions are now needed the most? I must commend Ras Mo for speaking up on this.

    • Peter Potter
      March 7, 2016

      That is the way it is in Dominica. They are all good a paying lip service ever so often in order to justify their existence. Apart from that they do nothing because they all are afraid of the Doctor and his cabal or worse even they are all in his pocket. Whatever happened to our once proud nation?? We are all sitting and watching how he brings us closer to a very high cliff.

    • Me
      March 7, 2016

      You never know, maybe some women have been preying on young girls too. That does happen you know!

      • Rise up you mighty Race
        March 7, 2016

        That’s so true, much more will be revealed in time. To long these things has been going on in Dominica and no one saying or doing nothing. My Dominican people lets us come together to eradicate this plague that is taking control of our future. How Long? Too Long.

    • Jem
      March 7, 2016

      They have been speaking about it for a while now. Not just when it all came out.

  17. jerry sinclair
    March 7, 2016

    It is the bounded duty of mankind to protect the young, and the vulnerable, abuse has no place in humanity, it is evreyones responsibility to nurture and educate all children so that they can mature into responsible adulthood, and not carry a stigma of being abused, a stigma that the abused carry for the rest of their days.

    One hopes that the laws of natures Isle act appropriately and stamp out this scourge permanantly, a message has to be sent out that this this most wickedly unaceptable behaviour will be severly deaalt with

  18. peaceful
    March 7, 2016

    My people this is for real. I see reds were rejoicing and I guess now blues will breath a sigh of relief. But we have to understand this is not a matter of color here. We need to get to the meat of the matter. Notwithstanding color, this is the our young girls being abused. No matter what is the character of the young girls…….please men send them off. Shooo them, get them help, but do not abuse them please. Do Dominican, put the colors in the trash cans and let us be each other keeper and protect our young generation. Today is one parent with a broken heart the other day it may be one closer to us….just food for thought.

  19. we all must care
    March 7, 2016

    This is not an issue for just men. Socio-economic status along with peer pressure. poor parenting is equally accountable. We also need to attack and treat the source of the problem, not just the end product. Parents may have to get joint charges with the perpetrators so as to act more responsible with their children. Too many children are on their own and unsupervised everywhere. we see 4 -5 year old taking buses on their own. We have to be prepared to pay more taxes to help alleviate the situation, eg for free childcare at daycares of all ages, free preschool, free lunch at school, parents school pick ups etc public transportation, free national heath care, monthly subsistence for unemployed parents while they are being assisted to be self employed or by someone. We all have to be prepared to save our society, its a viscious circle

    • Telling it like it is
      March 7, 2016

      I fully agree with you on that.

    • Onlooker
      March 7, 2016

      Well said.

      Also, bus drivers must learn to respect school children as well. Whilst of this topic, it is very sad to see bus drivers refusing to drop off children to their destinations. Wanting the $$$ (greedy), the children are picked up from the bus stop and placed half way home to foot the balance home. I SAY ‘SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON THOSE BUS DRIVERS” – such great risk you expose these children too when treated like this. Remember, they are growing and when they begin to work then you will want their $$$$. FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!!!!

  20. star
    March 7, 2016

    It is possible that there is more to the matter than just the three who were charged.

  21. JBaptiste
    March 7, 2016

    Why the rush bail? If it was anybody else they would have waited for Monday.

    • sassie
      March 7, 2016

      So true!

  22. Dan is de man in de van
    March 7, 2016

    These teenagers have been sexually active. They also have lovers boyfriends call it what you want. Yes theses men are older, but what is so different from an 18 Year old boyfriend and a 50 year old man is it because of the age..well if it’s so something must be done. These men alone can’t be blamed there is more to this than meets the eye..they were not raped coerced, forced they went willingly knowing what they were doing. It was not a one off thing they even had a place where these activities were rakingnplace .,they are also high school and college students which means they are intelligent.they took pleasure in what they were doing. The real reason that we are hearing about this is because something wen wrong someone was not happy…

    • Tjebe Fort
      March 7, 2016

      Dan stay in your van and shut the door. Wrong is wrong garcon.

      • 2bfree
        March 7, 2016

        De man in de van. Sexual predators will always stick up for each other. they will always find ways and means to justify their nasty acts. Yep, they usually drive around in vans (de man in de van) scooping out play grounds, and other areas frequented by kids. What will it take for grown men and some grown women to understand that rape is rape is rape? a 14 yr old child cannot give consent. PERIOD!

    • Ideal
      March 7, 2016

      But Dan the older men were paying for whatever they were getting. yes they had boyfriends but these older and so called respectable men should know better. Whatever reason it is so wrong.

    • just saying
      March 7, 2016

      you are right.these people who are commenting don’t give a rats behind about the welfare of this girl all they care about is their labour and uwp. this has turned into a political tug of war. God is not sleeping. you see how there is a uwp and a labour parliamentary representative involved?its not happening on one side. not everything has to be political people.

  23. March 7, 2016

    Right now if the gov’t decide to make a new law ;stating that there is no expiration date to bring forward all those committed crimes such as rape ,sexual assault and all other serious crimes linking to sex and all other form of abuse so that they will be severely punished . Many more will fall ,starting by police officers ,politicians and others who represented the gov’t…Without forgetting the others…Please don’t forget the old ladies ,handicaps and the weak that are being raped ,some of these cases no one has been held accountable for these crimes…Shame on Dominica, all the good morals that we received long ago by our parents are being squashed like rubbish…so help me God..

  24. %
    March 7, 2016

    WHAT A SHAME.Dominica hardly have leaders to look up to!Most of those in religion and politics are highly corrupted and polluted!!!!

  25. Straight from lapwet
    March 7, 2016

    Dominicans some of us to fast when here things and don’t listen before we talk the 3rd person did not had sex with the child they were flirting sending nasty text messages to one another which was wrong

    • March 7, 2016

      Were you there?, Since you know so much as to what was taking place and did not report it, even so asking the third one to stop his behavior, you are part and parcel of it seems like you know a lot of what was talking place between the two

  26. March 7, 2016

    About time to take them down. It been going on for far to long. Maybe someone will learn from what’s going on.

  27. Looking
    March 7, 2016

    Well sar. Endtimes. Scripture must be fulfilled.

  28. Caretaker
    March 7, 2016

    In the year 1989 A hermaphrodite was angry that it could not have a baby and it blame the world. dress up nicely and end up in a politician club and use six of them, one each night, when the story comes out, three of the politicians end up killing themselves by hanging,drowning in their bath room, the others your guess is as good as mine. Sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations but too late to do anything about it. Men who can do and know better. What went wrong. Trust no one, Believe no one and don’t get involved. I am so confused in disbelief.

  29. constituent
    March 7, 2016

    To those of us rejoicing over the business man,the parl rep or the lawyer I tell you no one is guilty until proven in a court of law. We need to pray for our country,the men and particularly the young ladies,because we are all in it together. It may be our own family member to be arrested next.
    Dominicans let us pray for our country.

    • March 7, 2016

      I agree with you, some of them all over Facebook being judge and juries, some rejoicing, others calling names etc, many of those rejoicing have a lot of dirty baggages themselves, as far as I am aware one is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, wondering why they left out her full time boyfriend who was messing with here for years, I am just wondering why time will tell

      • Susan Browne
        March 7, 2016

        True. The boyfriend and the mother should have been taken in too.

  30. constituent
    March 7, 2016

    It is very disturbing to hear of these happening in Dominica, I am indeed baffled. I was of the impression that government ministers and those who represent in public offices are to be of good standing at all times. But it is totally mind blowing to hear of these shameful behaviors. SHAME

  31. D/can to De Bobe (F)
    March 7, 2016

    its seems sexual abuse has no party colour lines . They all in it together. A certain radio staton who is aline with the blue party …I wonder what they have to say now..the was sing on the red..

    One thing for sure sexual abuse is not political …Its is wide spread worldwide .
    Now the matetr its seems is goinbefore the court dominican should shut up and also the radio stations with the talk shows not comment onthe matter . I hope the laws are inplace to when a case is ongoing no one should be discusing it public or the police should arrest them

    • Barbara Saunders
      March 7, 2016

      It is a sad situation and I can understand the pain and regret all around. Disgraceful and dehumanising behaviour that underage females get involved in and the error of judgement of men who should know better. I’m sure some people are now asking themselves, was it worth it?

      There is a lesson here though. I guess that even in this sad situation a balance has been struck in terms of political fall out because you would not have wanted to be living in Dominica from the time that story broke if the alleged misdemeanours had been only on one side of the fence.

      Some people must be grinding their teeth in frustration that their hour of gloating and vengeful rejoicing has been tempered. Serious lesson here for all of us. At the end of the day we are all Dominicans and more so human beings. As one person said publicly some time ago “The same things that we accuse other people of, we have the same propensity to do!” Be careful now everyone and let us bridle those tongues!

      • Laughter the best medicine
        March 7, 2016

        Where’s Barbara Saunders’s male leg of the thought process and incline?
        The Forestery guy not literally.

  32. Face the Facts
    March 6, 2016

    The Law prosecutes adult men who sexually interfere with minors. Surely, they should know that. Would nationals not love to know when and where this occurred? :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Dominican men, this is a good lesson to be learned. Do not sexually interfere with minors. Do not encourage them in your presence. If you have a wife and/or girlfriend, this is enough for you. What is so exciting about a teenage minor?
    If you are people of stature, I visualize the shame is greater because everyone knows you.
    Some men lose their wife over infidelity. They also lose more than that. In Canada (or probably the US) it is called irreconcilable difference and irreparable damage which means separation and divorce. If the men have assets, they stand to lose half of it.
    You must consider, do not forget the harm done to the minor especially if the minor is an innocent child.
    Parents sue for an exorbitant sum of money especially if the perpetrator is financially well-off.

    • No laughing [email protected] Face the Fact
      March 7, 2016

      Face the Facts that’s how U got your house in Toronto? you got 1/2 then bought him out? The other 1/2 Heard U are on spent 2 much time on DNO lol-it is called irreconcilable difference and irreparable damage which means separation and divorce.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 7, 2016

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      Facts, Face The Facts, Kid On block somebody knows you oui!

      They know how you got your house eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Dem say you divorce and rob de man oui!

      You doh have any defense fu dis wan ya nuh!

      Soon somebody will have the courage to identify you by name, I know you are retired like me that is why you on DNO more often than me, you aint gat no jab; you living on alimony from your divorce oui! Wait until Elizabeth dat trouble maker hear bout dis ya!

      Torry high!

  33. Doc. Love
    March 6, 2016

    The wheels of justice appears to be rolling inside out, outside in. Three men were arrested reference to the pay to play sex scandal involving under aged women. First, the business man who was arrested, according to the press, spent approximately three days in police custody before he was bailed. A second man who was arrested by the police, according to the press, spent a day and night in police custody before he, too, was bailed. Now a three man was arrested and again according to the press, spent a few hours in police custody before he was bailed. Man number one and number two were deprived an opportunity of spending nights with their families after they were arrested and bailed. However, man number three was given an opportunity to spend his night with his family after he was arrested and subsequently bailed, very interesting, isn’t it. Is it a matter of which color shirt they were wearing, when they were arrested.

  34. Helas!
    March 6, 2016

    I have been listening to what the so called pastors have to say and most of them still dumb!
    This whole situation is that the Moral standards in the country needs to be uplifted, we should hold our politicians and other public officials to a high standard if they want our vote.
    We need to stop looking at ourselves as red or blue if not yellow or green.
    We are just too hypocritical when those things happen and the same standards we set are some of the helpers and cousins of those crimes.
    Why should the lives of public officials not come into review? Why do we not ensure that our punishment fits the crimes.
    Why do so many people who should speak out stay quiet until it gets to this.
    Think about this:- come to me for help; come and i will pay your tuition; come I will help you get a job;
    come I will place you in a higher position; we know it all yet we play hypocrite

    Let us improve our morals!!!!!

    • Muslim_Always
      March 7, 2016

      If Allah/God is not given His right to be worshiped alone then the morality is baseless. The pastors, priests etc must abandon their worship of prophet Jesus peace be upon him.

      The first command by All Mighty Allah is that one should not worship others along with Him. This is the worst crime against the Most High.

      I invite the people of Dominica to abandon pride, seek a path of humility, study and investigate about Islam from its sources and embrace Islam before dying on their path of disbelief.

      Believe in all the prophets including the last prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

  35. Truthman
    March 6, 2016

    So why the other two slept in the cell and this one did not. Too early for that preferential treatment nonsense.

  36. Abigail Harrington
    March 6, 2016

    “And The band Continues To Play On!…”

    • learning by air-not music Abigail!
      March 7, 2016

      Think it is ” And the band played on” Abigail !
      You know!, sometimes we hear sayings /clichés etc and we did not get it right at first Abigal.

      • Peter langlais
        March 7, 2016

        I agree leaning by air………………… Abigal heard the phrase somewhere sometime.
        I have a cousin who told me ” Peter I don’t like you all what’s pass tense U make them presidence! hahahahaha meaning all what’s past tense I made present tense . Sounds like Abigail lMAO real loud too!

  37. Faceup
    March 6, 2016

    You know what, from now on I am A / Political send them to STOCKY

    • Faceup
      March 6, 2016

      Its a shame…

    • March 7, 2016

      Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, stop being judge and jury, No one is perfect, for all have sin

  38. chum
    March 6, 2016

    That one get bail too fast, his bottom should have spent at least a night in the calaboos.

    • sad but true
      March 7, 2016

      This not a political thing. Its about our children

    • sad but true
      March 7, 2016

      All you didnt say he fly on helicopter nah?

  39. hashtag
    March 6, 2016

    Matt….where u àt…
    red nor blue can talk.
    both shame

    • 100% Dominican
      March 7, 2016

      It not a political issue, it an under lying problem of child sexual abuse, tht the focus here, I can’t understand y u hv to single out party colors

      • MIA
        March 7, 2016

        its a very deep rooted problem in the country.

      • chum
        March 7, 2016

        Well don’t make it political by being offended if people call for allllll to go to jail!

        It is about the children but yet don’t pressurize the offenders? Really?!!

    • sad but true
      March 7, 2016

      So true

    • Eagle's Eye
      March 7, 2016

      You’re too ignorant # Matt was the one who broke the story ..Friday and yesterday station bails he reported immediately… Had it not been for Matt reporting this and keeping public pressure on the police we would have known nothing and the bribe would have been paid. What more you all want?

      • one day one day
        March 7, 2016

        one of those days when matt will have to pay for his fastness i hope you will show up with your 2000 ten cent pieces to help him pay. these so called journalists get wind of things and without verifying or confirming run and broadcast it and people who know nothing at all about the matter call in a do all kinds of speculations and throw around all types of accusations.

    • JAHHHHHH!!!RASTAFARIIIII
      March 7, 2016

      I know right Both parties need to behave and shut it!

    • March 7, 2016

      Matt is not the issue our LAWS are the disrespecting our young girls and young boys (women) and without stronger laws and a police department that does it’s work without interference
      Some people are using names on social media but we should stop and wait for results , stop talking stop tearing down each other and bring stronger laws.. Team Dominica UWP Party be strong don’t allow your emotions to take over stand firm together because we need you to push for the changes in the law, stand divided we fall because we look to you to bring us thru this mess
      So what about the case the DLP brought against the Opposition leader on the same topic ?
      And what about the ladies groups why are they not speaking out as a group are they sympathizing with the Administration are they not women too.
      All interested persons should support the call from DR .HAZEL SHILLINGFOD to dress up in PURPLE .

      • tsk!
        March 7, 2016

        our young girls needs to respect themselves. if you dont respect yourself no one else is going to respect you.if a young woman respects herself at the age of 15 she would NEVER have such racy videos of herself circulating social media.
        these older men should respect themselves, their families,children,colleagues,employees etc and quit going after these young children who could be their daughters in some cases grand daughters.in cases like these there are no winners.
        i hope that the welfare division is in on this matter.

    • Delnegra
      March 7, 2016

      Stop making this a political issue. Think about the victim.
      Matt is just doing his job

    • Fedup
      March 7, 2016

      Lol. While this is really not a laughing matter. You are so right. The politically obsessed folks on both sides of the fence who were rearing up for a politically-motivated slugfest over this matter have suddenly gone back into their shameful shells. Very interesting indeed!

  40. k
    March 6, 2016

    am the first here. wow
    i am to see that something is really happening .JUSTICE

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