26-year old Croy Timothy of Wesley pleads guilty to unlawful sex with a minor and gets 6 years of jail time
26-year old Croy Timothy of Wesley pleads guilty to unlawful sex with a minor and gets six (6) years in jail. He was charged with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and two counts of indecent assault. He pleaded guilty to one unlawful sexually intercourse charge in April 201,6 and the other charges against him were dropped by the state.
Information revealed in court by State Attorney Sherma Dalrymple, indicated that Timothy and the minor are from the same village and communicated via social media. In August, 2014 that relationship became intimate. Dalrymple stated that the minor would often go to Timothy’s home and he would also go to her home.
One day in August 2014, the minor asked Timothy to have sex with her. He took her to his home and asked her if she was sure she wanted to have sex with him and she said yes. He then proceeded and had sex with her. Timothy also had sex with the minor in April 2015. Timothy, who was unrepresented, was asked by Justice Errol Thomas what he had to say for himself and he stated; “If I could bring back the hands of time I would not have done what I did and I am very sorry”.
Justice Thomas, who said he considered the aggravating factors of the case, noted that the defendant knew the victim, would have seen her in her school uniform, and knew she was underage. Another factor Justice Thomas pointed out, was that Timothy asked the minor if she was sure she wanted to have sex with him, knowing that a minor cannot consent to sex.
Justice Thomas noted however, that Timothy had shown some remorse for his action. He however stated that these events will leave a lifetime impact on the minor’s life and that “it has affected her academic performance and she no longer trust men”. Meanwhile, the Social Welfare Reported that the minor’s mother had indicated that there has been a significant change in her daughter’s behaviour, and she has since been rebellious and rude. Justice Thomas set a notional sentence of nine (9) years, but due to Timothy’s guilty plea, his sentence was reduced by one third, which left him to serve a six-year sentence. Time spent on remand will be taken into account, and will be reduced from his sentence.
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