A 50-year-old fisherman, who reportedly knocked unconscious a 15-year-old boy before attempting to rape his 14-year-old female friend, was remanded into custody for trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court Friday.
The accused, who is of a Port Royal Address in Kingston, was remanded by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey after he pleaded not guilty to assault with intent to rape, unlawful wounding, and robbery with violence.
According to police reports, on December 26 at 6:28 pm last year, both teenagers were standing on a beach in the area when the accused pounced on them.
He reportedly pulled them into bushes where he used an object to hit the boy in the head, causing a wound which rendered him unconscious.
It is also reported that the accused used a piece of cloth to cover the girl’s face before attempting to undress her.
However, he was not successful as the teens both managed to escape after the boy regained consciousness.
The accused reportedly took both complainants’ phones before they escaped.
The accused was arrested later that day after he went to the police station and was pointed out by the girl who was reporting the incident.
When cautioned, he reportedly said, “Offica me nuh know wah she a talk bout.”
In court he maintained his stance, claiming that he had only seen the girl twice, first at the station, and Friday when she appeared in court.
According to the accused, he has an alibi for his whereabouts on the day of the incident.