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St Vincent national convicted of molesting daughter

A St Vincent national, 42, was found guilty of indecent assault on his then 14-year-old daughter when he appeared in the Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Photo: Internet Source
Magistrate's Court was temporarily held at the House of Assembly (HoA) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Magistrate's Court was temporarily held at the House of Assembly (HoA) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A St Vincent national, 42, residing on Tortola, was found guilty of indecent assault on his 14-year-old daughter when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards on Wednesday March 7, 2018.

The court has ordered that their names not be published so as to protect the identity of the minor.

It is reported that the incident occurred on four different occasions in the home of the victim’s parents when her brother was in another room and the mother at work.

The victim's mother and father have been divorced since 2015 due to domestic violence and have been living separately on Tortola.

The court heard that the first incident took place on the living room couch while the mother and brother was at church.

Magistrate Richards told the court that on other occasions the father inappropriately touched the minor when she was watching television in her mother’s room when she was dressed to go to bed.

On the last occasion, the girl was staying at her father’s house and he allegedly abused her because she wanted to take a PlayStation game with her and the accused told the victim that she could have the game in exchange for “it”.

The defendant proceeded to remove his pants and then inserted his fingers into the girl’s vagina while stroking his penis until he was satisfied.

“It is not right for a father to do that to his daughter,” Magistrate Richards recounted, while adding that the girl reported that her father told her not to tell anyone what happened.

It was during a conversation with her brother in late December 2015 that the girl revealed that their father was “molesting” her and a few days after the brother told the mother who then reported it to the police.

“Dad had been molesting me,” she said to her brother as the court heard the report.

The court heard that the mother had “goosebumps” when she heard about what the father had done to his daughter and was in disbelief.

The police arrested and charged the St Vincent national for indecent assault and has been on remand since December 25, 2015.

Disgrace & uncomfortable

Meanwhile, it was reported that the man expressed that he would never do anything like that to his children because he loves them and began crying.

The accused denied all allegations and stated that the daughter was lying and that she was upset over not receiving “snack money” and wanted to punish him.

Magistrate Richards told the court that at one point during the defendant’s testimony, he held up his two fingers and asked the court if he could actually put them inside his daughter. While noting that he said that he had a girlfriend he could call if he wanted to.

Peaceful law abiding citizen

Representing the defendant was Attorney-at-Law, Ruthilia Maximea who pleaded to the court to release her client for having no criminal record, good behaviour while in prison and time already served.

“He has been quiet, peaceful, non-violent and a law abiding citizen while in prison,” she stated, while adding that it’s been 2 years, 2 months and 13 days already served and had a good relationship with his daughter before the conviction and now wishes to “bridge the gap” between him and his daughter.

She also emphasised that he has been going to counseling sessions as well as engage in religious activities while in prison.

“He will not repeat the offense for which he was convicted,” urged attorney Maximea.

Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards will sentence the accused at a court date to be announced.

34 Responses to “St Vincent national convicted of molesting daughter”

  • SMH (08/03/2018, 17:26) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    • Linda (09/03/2018, 23:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The news would have been.....Man Found Dead With His Balls Cut Off and Stuffed In His Mouth! Case closed.
  • pat (08/03/2018, 17:42) Like (35) Dislike (15) Reply

    These vincy men always with this sh1t

    • It's World Wide (08/03/2018, 21:17) Like (20) Dislike (12) Reply
      Stop with blaming others. This criminal behavior exists in every country.

      Time's Up!
    • Yep (08/03/2018, 23:03) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree it's like most of them do that to their family. Sick people.
  • 12gage (08/03/2018, 18:07) Like (60) Dislike (0) Reply
    SMH...If proven to be guilty this incestuous paedophile should be castrated!
  • Just plain worthless! (08/03/2018, 19:53) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    He claimed he did not do it, but yet "he will not repeat the offence for which he is convicted". Too damn lie!!!! Forcing sex on your own daughter for a play station. Sharpen the ma$#ette on both sides!!!
    • @Just plain Worthless (09/03/2018, 04:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Innocent or not he was found guilty so in the plea for leniency that was important to say.. A good lawyer wouldn't have said that..
  • LocalDadImmiMom (08/03/2018, 20:12) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    smh, your daughter? your blood? really? what a sick world we live in.
  • Just saying.... (08/03/2018, 20:38) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope the mother address this
    • She should (09/03/2018, 07:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes the mother should speak out about the problem. It is not her fault. I was sexually abused by a few of my family members and I had no one to speak up for me. To this day, I get flash backs about the way I was violated sexually by family members. If I ever see that man who hurt his daughter on the streets, I am going to attack him in the worse way possible.
      • NezRez (09/03/2018, 20:20) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ She should. You cannot take your anger out on a person who has not done anything to you. What if it was found out later that the wife lied on him? If he is guilty, then he needs to be castrated. Sexual abuse is very traumatic to the victim and should not go unpunished. As an adult now, you should also speak out and name the guilty parties who have gotten away with horrendous crimes against you, to help other victims of sexual abuse. I hope each day you get stronger and know that you are worthy of a happy life and future. I also hope you get the counseling that you still need.
  • Yuck (08/03/2018, 20:39) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just a plain disgusting smelly pervert. I dont care how much counseling he had, he IS going to do it again. Sexual Preditors IS the worse. His own daughter? He need his mountain balls cutting off before he leave prison.
  • shark (09/03/2018, 02:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Make an example put of him that is very disgràçèfùll
  • Don't believe (09/03/2018, 04:51) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    There seem to be alot of bitterness between Children mother and father. Bitterness that drives revenge and lies. Im a parent and some of these kids are very wicked, spiteful and lie. In this case add that to a bitter mother I believe the man..
  • Digusted (09/03/2018, 06:34) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have too daughters and I trust no man around them.I don't care who the rats behind you are.This is sickening now manhow can you touch your own child.....HOW!!!!
    • @ Disgusted (09/03/2018, 07:34) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      We got to watch you then!
    • A overprotected father (09/03/2018, 11:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Im telling you if any man look at my 14 year old daughter I am ready to shred him to pieces.
  • island man (09/03/2018, 07:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some men just know how to disgrace the trust of other good men.
    This man should be given 25 years in prison. Come On it is his daughter, same blood man.
  • little boy (09/03/2018, 07:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do not touch me down dey
  • Music (09/03/2018, 07:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Regardless of rhe merits of the case it is disgraceful that he should be held in prison on remand for well over two years before the matter is brought to court. Where is the justice in that?
  • Citizen (09/03/2018, 08:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It have police men here living with school girl as their women
  • Krazy (09/03/2018, 09:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please help me understand the part where the mother took the son to church and left the daughter in the house with her father who then molested her. Why would a mother take a son to church and live her under age daughter at home?
    • Judy (09/03/2018, 13:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Krazy :Because a woman is suppose to be able to trust her chidren dem father around dem. There could have been many reasons why the daughter could not make it to church that day!!! That certainly didn't give the sicko any rights to molest her. What the hell do you need to understand?
    • MICKY (11/03/2018, 23:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I can't understand that myself. Only God knows the Truth .
  • ausar (09/03/2018, 09:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Typical Virgin Islander (United Kingdom) behaviour

    Don't blame the visitor. The environs have motivated him. For many of you are fully aware that many millennial Virgin Islanders(UK) and others, are exactly the progeny of incestual relations!!!
  • Ayoo (09/03/2018, 10:34) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank God I ain't married to a vincy. Guyanese and Dominicans I tell you .
    • Thanks (09/03/2018, 12:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Ayoo, same here, no matter what they say about my Tortolian men I am sticking with them. I will not leave my Tortolian man for any outsiders.
  • cay (09/03/2018, 10:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The major problem is that children who don't have a real fathers around to protect them are extremely vulnerable to predators!!!
  • Truth (09/03/2018, 11:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    If he were in St. Vincent they would have found him dead. Its surprising people going round killing people for stupidness and its these sick people that need killing.
  • What Eyes See (09/03/2018, 12:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Who would represent this n**ty ma n?

  • ha (10/03/2018, 09:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So you mean to tell me according to the article he began to cry saying he won’t do anything like that again and in the same breath he said she mad over not receiving snack money? Dead in your S___T and vomit pervert!

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