A 47-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 28] with the Court hearing allegations he harassed a Filipino national by leaving human feces on the grounds of her residence.
Carlos Astwood pleaded not guilty to charges alleging racial harassment of a Filipino national who is resident in Bermuda. Astwood also pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking the woman and prowling about her Pembroke residence. The charges relate to actions said to have occurred between 10th November 2012 and 25th February 2013.
Some of the offences were said to involve Astwood allegedly putting human feces in paper packets and then depositing these packets on the grounds of the residence occupied by the woman. Some of the alleged events are said to have been captured on CCTV.
Astwood, unrepresented by legal counsel and not accepting help from the Duty Counsel, told the Senior Magistrate that he had a full time job, was a responsible man and should be free pending trial. The Senior Magistrate ordered that Astwood must be held on remand and set a trial date for 22nd March 2013.