Judge to confirm if charges will be read or judicial review conducted for a man facing allegations of improper conduct with a minor
Reports indicate that Justice Bernie Stephenson may confirm this week, whether charges should be read to a man facing allegations of inappropriate behavior with a minor.
On Friday, lawyers for the man who is facing these allegations made submissions to Justice Bernie Stephenson on the matter, and she is expected to confirm beyond any doubt, as to whether she will or will not allow the charges to be read, or to allow a judicial review.
On Monday 7th March, the man appeared in court, but his attorneys had asked for a judicial review so that the charge may not be read to him.
After hearing from both the prosecution and the defense, the matter was adjourned for today Friday, March 11, 2016. A Judicial review may be held on 11th April 2016, should the judge so permit.
Law enforcement officials involved in this case include the Investigating Officer, Chief of Police, Chief Magistrate and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The minor concerned is reportedly represented by Attorney David Bruney.
The man, who is represented by five attorneys, was expected to go to the magistrate’s court on Friday afternoon to deal with bail.
He was arrested some days prior, and was granted station bail in the sum of $15,000, with a number of conditions attached.
His attorneys were expected to ask the magistrate’s court to continue bail with the same conditions.
Q95 will keep you posted on the updates to this story as events unfold.
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