Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Two men sentenced to six strokes, fined for robbery of SGU student

TWO men who were arrested and charged for the crime of robbery with violence to a student of St George’s University (SGU) appeared before Magistrate Karen Noel at the St. George’s No. 2 Court on Monday, August 19, 2013.

The defendants pleaded guilty to the charge and they were sentenced to six strokes and fined $2 500. If the men fail to pay the court, they will serve four years at Her Majesty’s Prisons. They were also ordered to pay compensation in the sum of EC$1 000 to the complainant, in default, an additional four years’ imprisonment.

Jason Buchanan, 25 years unemployed of Mt. Annan, St. Andrew and Troy Edgar, 25-year-old labourer of Woodlands St. George, were arrested and charged on Sunday, August 18, 2013 for the crime of robbery with violence to a St. George’s University student, which occurred on the True Blue main road on Friday, August 16, 2013.

The university student, who resides in True Blue, was beaten and robbed of his cell phone and in excess of EC$1 000.

In other police news, September 26 is the date set for the first appearance in court of a St. David man charged with rape. Police investigators have arrested and formally charged Troy Daniel for raping a
26-year-old female from St. David. The complaint was made against him on July 30, 2013. Police said that Daniel has been granted bail in the sum of $20 000 with two sureties.

Also facing a sexually-related charge is Rawle Searles, a 45-year-old Mechanic who resides at Grand Mal. He was charged on three separate counts of sexual intercourse with a female, after it was alleged that he was involved sexually with an 11-year-old student of St. Mark.

Bail has been fixed in the sum of $15 000 with two sureties on each count and he is due to appear in Court at a later date. (LS)

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