The 33-year-old man who is facing two charges of sexual assault and improper behavior to a girl under fourteen appeared again before Senior Magistrate Archie Warner this morning [Jan 21].
He had been on remand since his initial appearance on 7th January 2013. This time the man — who for legal reasons cannot be named — asked if he could withdraw his decision to have his trial in Supreme Court.
The Senior Magistrate agreed and the man elected to have his matter dealt with at Magistrates Court level. The two allegations that in December 2012, for sexual purposes, he had twice touched a girl who was under fourteen were read out again.
The man, who was represented by lawyer Charles Richardson, pleaded not guilty to each charge. The Senior Magistrate remanded the man into custody until his trial on 26th April 2013.
The victim was said to be 9-years-old at the time of the alleged offences.