(IWSVG) On Tuesday, a St. Lucian national was granted EC$7,000 bail in connection with 2 sex charges.
The male national was charged with entering a home with the intent of assaulting a female who was inside.
He was also charged in connection with a separate incident with intent to commit the offence of indecent assault on another female.
Both alleged incidents occurred on the same date of October 27 at Clare Valley, St. Vincent.
The prosecutor, Shamrock Pierre objected to bail indicating that the accused could easily escape bearing in mind that he is a St. Lucian national and the St. Vincent boarders are porous.
If granted bail, he noted that he may not return to the country for his trial.
The response of the defense was that the national came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines legally and “hasn’t broken any law, per se.”
In addition to the bail sum, the court ordered the accused to report to the Central Police Station in Kingstown on Mondays and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and to surrender his travel documents.
The matter was adjourned and transferred to the Family Court for hearing on Nov. 7.