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Appeal filed! Sentencing stayed! In Oliver J. Lewis child sex case

- continuation dependent on the outcome of appeal in the High Court; found guilty on two more counts of gross indecency on a child under 14 years of age
Child sex accused Oliver J. Lewis. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Child sex accused Oliver J. Lewis, through his attorney at law Stephen R. Daniels, has filed an appeal which stays Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo from sentencing the 35 year old who was last week found guilty of four counts of gross indecency on a child under 14 years of age, allegedly committed between April and June 2013.

Continuation of the matter is dependent on the outcome of the appeal which will be made in the High Court.

The court heard today December 9, 2015 that the Magistrate has discretion to grant bail to a defendant who has appealed and has exercised that discretion and refused bail. In the circumstances, she has directed the defendant to seek bail in the High Court.

The defence had appealed the previous four complaints. However, Magistrate DaBreo was of the view it that it would be a waste of judicial time not to rule on the last two rather than await on the Court of Appeal's decision. She then said she had found the defendant guilty on the other two offences.

The matter has been adjourned pending the outcome of the appeal and a likely application for bail in the High Court.

Bible sessions

The court heard on December 3, 2015 that the Virtual Complainant, aged 13 back in 2013, said he was engaged in Bible sessions with the male defendant.

The Magistrate maintained that whether or not the boy agreed to the alleged sexual activity, he could not give consent as he is a minor. The Magistrate said that the relationship between the VC and the defendant was described as a brotherly church relationship. It was revealed that on various occasions the defendant would allegedly pick the Virtual Complainant up from school and take him to his house where they would engage in homosexuality and paedophilia.

Texts & emails reveal much

There were many emails and text messages exchanged allegedly between the Virtual Complainant and the defendant. In some of them the defendant allegedly promised to buy the Virtual Complainant a cell phone. The Virtual Complainant allegedly preferred one kind over another and the defendant pleaded with him saying that he could not afford what the Virtual Complainant wanted.

In some of the texts, the defendant threatened to kill himself because of what allegedly took place between the two.
The Magistrate then went on to read out some of the allegations of sexual encounters between the defendant and the Virtual Complainant.

Lewis remains on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut.

23 Responses to “Appeal filed! Sentencing stayed! In Oliver J. Lewis child sex case”

  • I glad (09/12/2015, 16:01) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    This man is a disgrace to society, lock him up and throw away the key, have no mercy on him.
    • Xxx (09/12/2015, 17:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      ALL sex perverts are a disgrace to society and they need help.

      They degrade their victims and strip them of their dignity. Some perverts though were victims of other perverts whilst others fed their minds on the filth of the world by absorbing unclean materials.
      • Agree (10/12/2015, 13:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree with you, but unfortunately there is no helping these types of people. It is a sexual preference..... an attraction that cannot be fixed by meds or talking with someone... It never goes away
  • just asking... (09/12/2015, 16:04) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    What about the child?
    • Yep (09/12/2015, 17:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      What about all children who are hurt or are hurting because of adults who want to satisfy their SELFISH desires? There are too many sickos (men and women) in the place. If you have children, teach them moral principles by your conduct, by example. Don't tell them one thing and you then do something else.
    • j witness (09/12/2015, 20:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      He gone back to church
  • unfair (09/12/2015, 16:05) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Others who do more or less the same thing get away scot free and even get reelected
  • son of the soil (09/12/2015, 17:15) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Let me see if they are going to let out this islandman?
  • fishy (09/12/2015, 17:25) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    I'm leaning towards the man innocence. I think and i think. Its just not making sense.. Something is fishy. Hope it was fairly investigated.. And the truth was spoken.
    • Fishy Not (09/12/2015, 21:35) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      I hope that you hold the same position if and when it happens to your son or daughter.
      • fishy to fishy not (10/12/2015, 06:55) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        If something like that happened to your child my child or any other persons child and you are a good parent you would know after the first time. That child would be in so much pain the parent would know something is wrong. .have you ever done prostate testing when then pit their finger which is small up your ass and for days it hurting and feeling like the finger still up in there. Thats why I'm doubtful.
  • NICK (09/12/2015, 20:52) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    stay away from the bible.
    • VH (09/12/2015, 21:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      You make no sense. Do you see the bible condoning this things? Maybe if he was really following what he was reading he would not have brought shame on God's name.
  • zoe (09/12/2015, 20:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Punkin happy
  • It is sickening... (10/12/2015, 10:22) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    ...for some reason I keep staring at those manicured eyebrows. The more I look the more I'm disgusted.
  • one eye (10/12/2015, 11:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    You mean my Hard-Earned Taxpayer Dollars Spent on this case? cut off his B and send him back to GT
    • VICKIE (10/12/2015, 14:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This man should be send out this ISLAND stop wasting tax payers money on these sick immigrants feed our little ones with the money it will be better spend.
  • wize up (10/12/2015, 13:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    these guys know how to beat the system, appeal the matter after being convicted which allows them to walk free: I think they should be in the jail pending the outcome of the appeal after all the guys was already found to be guilty of the offences in question....
  • ForReal (10/12/2015, 14:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    And people talking about same-sex-niss is a disorder. Can't see that man done tonti-fied already. He left all the pretty women in Jehovah Witness church and he prefer boy-bum-bum. That man is a real b**tie-boy. Yes, God made him fearfully and wonderfully gay. Ask God how come he gay and in church.
  • SinkShip (10/12/2015, 14:32) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not a day goes by without a face of these perverted expats and or their pickneys plastered on front page homicide,burglary sexual offense robbery domestic violence (perpetrators and victims, victim of drug related killings. On top of this they want citizenship and belonger status from the BVi for their efforts at degradation of a people and their country.
    The BVI is responsible for this muck. Big wide world and building a nation with defective goods is idiotic and self destructive.

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