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Man accused of buggering ten-year-old granted bail
A young man accused of buggering a ten-year-old boy at the child’s home has been granted $400,000 bail. Kendell Joseph, who works at an auto garage, appeared before acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan in the San Fernando Magistrates Court charged with committing an act of buggery against the child. He was not called upon to enter a plea because the offence is indictable.
Describing the charge as extremely serious, Rambachan ordered Joseph, who was staying at the child’s home, to move out and have absolutely no contact with the Standard Two pupil. “I do not want him near that child,” the magistrate ordered. The alleged incident took place on Monday in the child’s bedroom. The child’s stepfather allegedly walked into the bedroom during the attack and called the police.
Joseph, initially appeared in court on Monday, but was remanded into custody for a fingerprint trace to determine if he had a criminal record. Yesterday police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip said Joseph had no previous convictions, but was living in the same house as the child.
Joseph’s father, who lives in Pleasantville, told the magistrate that his son had moved out of his home at 17, but offered to let his son return home. Saying he was gravely concerned, Rambachan ordered Joseph to reside only at his house and if he left, the court must know.
The magistrate also ordered Joseph to report daily to the Mon Repos police. After setting bail with the Clerk of the Peace’s approval, he adjourned the matter to November 16.
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