Court Dismisses Appeal For Sexual Assault

January 29, 2022

The Court has dismissed an appeal by Jamel Simons, who was convicted of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that took place in 2002.

The ruling said, “This is an appeal against Magistrate Mr. Khamisi Tokunbo’s finding of guilt against the Appellant on Information to a charge of sexual assault, contrary to section 323 of the Criminal Code.

“On the facts underlying the conviction, in April 2002 when Mr. Simons was 19 years of age, he used physical force to have sexual intercourse with the Complainant, who was then herself only 15 years of age.

“The conviction is safe and the appeal shall be dismissed on all grounds,” the ruling added. “ Accordingly, I remit this matter to the Magistrates’ Court for sentencing and remand the Appellant into custody for a report to be prepared under section 329E of the Criminal Code.”

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