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15-yr-old charged with sexual intercourse with girl under 13

Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Girl under 13 years of age. Photo: WEWS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Girl under 13 years of age.

This is according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in its Arrest Blotter for the period July 14-20, 2019 released to the media today, July 25, 2019.

The 15-year-old was arrested and charged on July 18, 2019 and was granted bail in the amount of $15,000 with one signed surety.

He is to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on October 31, 2019 at 09:00 am.

See further arrests below:

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DRUG

On 17-07-19 at 02:30 am, Police arrested and charged Akeem Joseph, 21 of Cane Garden Bay for Possession of a Controlled Drug. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 29-10-19 at 09:00 am.

DESTROYING PROPERTY

On 16-07-19 at 22:10 pm, Police arrested and charged Bodean Samuel, 27 of North Sound, Virgin Gorda for Destroying Property and Common Assault. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 29-10-19 at 09:00 am.

DRIVING WITHOUT DRIVER’S LICENSE

On 19-07-19 at 06:50 am, Police arrested and charged Amos Hodge, 59 of Long Trench for Driving Without a Driver’s License and Driving an Unlicensed and Uninsured Vehicle. He was granted bail in the amount of $1,500 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 30-10-19 at 09:00 am.

20 Responses to “15-yr-old charged with sexual intercourse with girl under 13”

  • AJ (25/07/2019, 13:08) Like (70) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is stupidness...two minors having sex does not need to be a court case. What happen to counseling for both minors to make better decisions? Why are they trying to give this young man a criminal record?
    • wize up (26/07/2019, 05:48) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      @ AJ: so when will officers affiliated with 2017 hurricanes be removed from the department of police and given their day in courts(justice should be fair) my question is it “justice” or “just us”: it is apparent that the Vi people does jail sentences while others goes unpunished...
  • SB (25/07/2019, 14:23) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    Utter nonsense. Both minors listening to all theses sexually charged songs what you think was gonna happen. Shiiiiit I'm an adult and if i listens to all the Pumpa Poizon band etc. Kartel etc I'm GOING TO WANT SOME WIFE TOO.
  • Really (25/07/2019, 15:24) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    I guess he should of rob his pearents money and go Hoe House smh we all bin there.
  • Well Sah (25/07/2019, 17:18) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Aren’t they both under aged? What sort of double standard thing this is?
  • hah (25/07/2019, 21:23) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    2 underage children having sex, only 1 is charged with a crime. I wonder if the girl was older if she would have been charged instead of the boy.
  • Wow (25/07/2019, 21:51) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    These children are experimenting why send the young man to jail. They both need to be taught about sex and for them to know what can happen. We all have feelings and not everyone was told the consequences of having sex at an early age and out of wedlock. These children have computers and also watching things and trying to find out why they feel the way they feel why not counsel them instead of locking up. Some of us adults need more locking up than them
  • Jordana (26/07/2019, 06:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with all of u in saying that this arrest of the 15 year old is ridiculous on the part of the police officers.. and yes why arrest the boy and not the girl -this is double standard in this case for they are both minors...these kids (all kids in general as they approach puberty) need to be counseled on the good and bad as it relates to sexual intercourse and it being a mature act.. I remember years back I began an informal talk to a group of ESHS students and wishing 10 mins there were like 25 students that came around to listen and what amazed me was how little they knew about sex and it’s dangers..some of us parents stick our head in the sand like ostriches and not have that “very important” talk with our kids about sex and we need to for if we don’t the devil’s playground (the Internet) will teach them.. kids tends to be curious about the hormonal changes in their bodies and at times some don’t understand and parents need to understand that their desire for sexual intercourse is a natural one why that conversation is so important.. this boy didn’t need to be arrested - they both need counseling..I implore all parents to have that conversation with their kids as they’re approaching puberty- don’t let the internet, songs and others be their teacher- sex can be an enjoyable act but it can also come with consequences inclusive of deadly ones..
  • Outspoken (26/07/2019, 07:22) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    With all these negative comments, I wonder if this little girl was any of you daughter what would have been your conversation. Yes both of them should know better and do better but all the law requires is if this young man understands right from wrong. Also the law as it stands reads, “A person who have sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13”. I never state a girl who have sex with a boy, so if you have issues with the law, speak to the legislators. Now if a girl forcefully in courage a minor to perform sexual acts on her then she can be charged but in this case, the boy is 15 and she is 13. Experimenting is an overstatement, many things can happen, that 13 years old could be left with a child of some STD.
  • Jordana (26/07/2019, 09:13) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ Outspoken .. first if al you’re entitled to your opinion so does everyone else and I hear and understand what you’re saying re: the legislation needs to be looked at more closely .. all we are saying is is that both of them are “minors”( and neither of them should be engaging in sexual activity at this age anyway).. so what if the boy was 13 yrs as she was so I still believe he should have been arrested? For He would still be having sex with a minor under 13yr..... and yes pregnancy could have been a consequence but re: him giving that a girl an STD maybe they both could have given the other an STD for there are different types that can be transmitted.. so I don’t agree that the comments re: her being arrested as well is negative .. I want to believe that we are all saying they are both minors that’s why.. (15 yrs vs 13 yrs) .Most importantly tho I’d still say none of them need to be arrested or locked up rather counseling; so that if they choose to engage in sexual activity they are fully knowledgeable re: the pros and cons of it..
  • @outspoken (26/07/2019, 09:14) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is a time when girls are throwing themselves at boys, who to say that is not this girl started molesting the boy, what if the boy don’t know better. He could be rape by the girl also. I’m a mother and sometimes we have to get into the minds of our children. Please be reminded that girls mature faster than boys. What if this was your son. They both need counseling and love from adults. Sometimes these girls can scream and also a lot of them not telling no one until they get caught. They are both underage so give them some talk.
    • Outspoken (26/07/2019, 11:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @@outspoken, if you read what I have said carefully you will see I said the court will have to satisfy itself whether this young man understands right from wrong so if it is proven that he does not know better, then it’s the end of the case.
  • CommonSense (26/07/2019, 09:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes the law as it stands only protects the female. However, we are quick to interpret "man" in certain situations to mean "male and female". Further, as women we want equal rights and pay to men, etc.
    Why interpret this law so narrowly and ruin both these young persons' lives. If I were his parent, with criminal action pending against my son, I would seek to bring a civil action against the girl and her parents.
    Legislators - please recognize this law is antiquated and change the law. Why are we concerned about consumer protection, when antiquated laws like the one affecting these two children are being enforced?
    • Outlaw (26/07/2019, 11:17) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Common sense is really not so common. And your civil action would have go you no place. What would have been the basis for your civil action. LOL.
  • Outspoken (26/07/2019, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sometimes you have to excuse people who don’t know or who don’t understand. We can go on and on with these blogs according to our feelings but the law is the law, the law never state an age in regards to the person who perform the sexual act. The question am asking is, if this was any of you 13 year old daughter, how would you have take it to know that she was engaged in sexual intercourse with this 15 year old male. Would you have said oh they are minors so leave them alone. Place yourself in the place of this young girl parents and tell me what would have been your feelings. Am sure a report was made to the police in relation to this incident, what must the police have done. Should they have said to the parents oh they are minors, we cannot do anything. The police duty is to investigate and where there is evidence, make an arrest. The DPP will decide whether or not it will be in the public’s interest to prosecute this young man. The police has done there part. Lets be real and think what our reaction would have been if this was any of us daughter.
  • Outspoken (26/07/2019, 11:48) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I can bet my last dime that none of you on here blogging piss have a 13 Year old daughter. All of you is just a bunch of hypocrites. Who feels it knows it.
  • Jordana (26/07/2019, 14:19) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ outspoken..u know I’ve read your responses and u are acting as tho this 15 year old boy take total advantage of the near 13 year old.. tell me how do u know that she wasn’t the aggressor; Because of her age??.. what if that young man tell the cops that she was the aggressor that lured him into the act what would u say then?.. u are missing the point and guess what if I had a daughter that was engaging in sex at this age; trust me she’ll be paying the piper until now.. also what I would do is try to get to the bottom of it getting both kids and us parents together to try to understand what happened .. but yes she will be paying the piper in more ways than 1.. yes the law states whatever but ur acting like u know what the circumstances are and just blaming the boy because he’s 15.: what u need to do is that if u have kids going thru puberty is to educate them so that they’re not out there engaging in sex at such a tender age:: u need to look at the whole picture.. sending this “child” to jail is not the right action..
    • Outspoken (26/07/2019, 16:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Jordana, I can clearly see that you do not understand the laws and what it say of children the age of 13 and under, whether she is the aggressor or not, the law says she cannot give consent, not me say that the law says so, so in any case, the young man will be held accountable. Don’t try to beat up on me am just trying to prove a point that if that girl was any of you daughter, the tune would have been different.
  • Jordana (27/07/2019, 14:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Outspokem .. I am not trying to beat up on you.. I am hearing what you’re saying and I do know the law.. what I am saying is that in view of the law they are both Minors and they are both too young to give consent so yes the law needs to be looked at.. we will not get anywhere with this back and forth so I’m done trying to defend what I’m trying to say at least on this blog..


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