Charlton Loses Appeal In Sexual Assault Case

December 28, 2022

The court has dismissed an appeal from Ray Charlton against his conviction for intrusion of privacy and sexual assault, with Charlton lodging an appeal claiming “involuntary intoxication”.

The ruling noted, “This is an appeal against Magistrate Mr. Craig Attridge’s finding of guilt against the Appellant on Counts 1 and 3 of Information 19CR00139 which consists of a charge of intrusion of the privacy of a female, contrary to section 199 [2] of the Criminal Code and charge of sexual assault, contrary to section 323 of the Criminal Code. The summary trial nearly spanned a one year period, having started on 18 March 2020 and concluded on 1 March 2021.:

The court had previously heard he grabbed the woman’s buttocks and also made sexual comments towards her.

“To the contrary, this is a clear case of voluntary intoxication,” Puisne Judge Shade Subair Williams stated in the ruling. “The conviction is safe and the appeal shall be dismissed on all grounds. Accordingly, I remit this matter to the Magistrates’ Court for sentencing.”

Charlton, who is now due to be sentenced, is a former OBA political candidate and ran in two General Elections, in 2012 and 2017, in the Sandys North constituency, only losing by under ten votes in one of the elections, and is also a former Wedco Chairman.

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