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UPDATE: Walton Cameron guilty of indecent assault, remanded to prison

Mr Walton Cameron is accused of abducting a woman known to him on January 28, 2012, with the intention of having sex with her. Photo: VINO
The second trial of the first assizes of the of the High Court for 2014 likely to end tomorrow February 21, 2014, as the trial of Mr Walton Cameron wraps up. Photo: VINO/file
The second trial of the first assizes of the of the High Court for 2014 likely to end tomorrow February 21, 2014, as the trial of Mr Walton Cameron wraps up. Photo: VINO/file
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Walton Cameron is now behind the bars at Balsum Ghut awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of indecently assaulting a woman on January 28, 2012.

The trial came to an end yesterday February 20, 2014 in the High Court and today February 21, 2014 the jury returned with a guilty verdict for indecent assault and not guilty for the allegations of abduction.

Cameron who was previously on bail was remanded to prison by High Court Judge Madame Nicole Byer who has set sentencing for March 28, 2014.

See previous story published February 20, 2014:

$500, fishes & rides don’t mean intimate relationship – SCC Valston Graham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the High Court trial of Mr Walton Cameron who is accused of on January 28, 2012, abducting a woman known to him with the intention of having sex with her reached its final stages, Senior Crown Counsel Mr Valston Graham and defence attorney Ms Corine George have completed submitting evidence in the matter today February 20, 2014.

At this stage, the accused told the court that he had nothing to say when given the opportunity. His attorney also told the court that they had no witness to call in the matter. Graham told the court that the accused tried to rob the woman of her dignity.

In presenting his closing arguments Graham ventilated a number of inconsistencies that had arisen during the trial and had also put it to the eight member jury, which has only one male, to consider whether a man giving a woman $500 in one instance, a few fishes here and there and a few rides in his vehicle constitute for an intimate relationship.

According to Graham the VC testified that on the instance of receiving the financial assistance from the accused, it was not asked of him directly as the VC told him, “Ask your wife if you can give me some assistance” and upon her return from surgery she told him “tell your wife thanks.”

During the trial the court heard that the accused, while giving the Virtual Complainant a ride in his vehicle insisted, “I must get some P…y tonight” he also allegedly had touched the woman’s vagina by putting his hand between her legs twice, tried to kiss her, hit her among other things.

According to Graham the VI had taken the ride with the Defendant as she trusted him since she had taken rides with him previously with no attempt by the Defendant to violate her in any way. “She said she respected him,” recalled Graham.

Graham described the VC’s testimony in during the trial as “rock solid”. The defence is yet to present their closing arguments this afternoon. The decision is likely by tomorrow.

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