An accused sex offender is remanded, another being sought

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The police have charged a 66-year-old man with serious indecency, after receiving a complaint that he forced a six-year-old girl to perform a sexual act on him.

The man’s request for bail was rejected by Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards yesterday, even after his lawyer, Saska Diamond, argued that the accused is a diabetic who would not fare well without medication.

The court asked that the accused provide a medical report to support his claim, but neither he nor his lawyer had one.

The matter has been scheduled for March 20, the date he is expected to find out if there’s enough evidence to send him to the High Court for trial.

Meanwhile, in an unrelated matter, lawmen are investigating a report of statutory rape on a 15-year-old girl.

The complaint was filed at the Johnson’s Point Police Station on February 4, the same day the sexual assault was allegedly committed.

The incident reportedly occurred around 7 p.m. at a property in Jennings New Extension.

At this stage, the media cannot reveal the identity of the alleged offenders. This can only be done if there is a conviction, in accordance with the Sexual Offences Act.

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