Jury finds Calibishie man guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault

first_imgLocalNews Jury finds Calibishie man guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault by: – June 12, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA nine member jury has found Frederick George guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault of a nineteen year old female on Tuesday. George was arrested in December of 2010 for attempting to rape and indecently assault the nineteen year old female who will be called “A” hereinafter as her name cannot be published.According to information revealed in Court, “A” was on her way to bathe in a “souce” [creek] where residents of the village usually bathe on Sunday 13th December, 2010 when she met the George coming up from the creek.“A” testified that George told her; “I swef” to which she responded, “I good where I am” but he wrestled with her, pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her.She explained further that she “bawled” as he “pushed his hand in her underwear” and was able to kick him which caused him to leave her alone.Bernard Paul, who heard screaming coming from the area of the creek while he was at the home of her neighbour, Etta Delsol, went to inquire what was going on.He testified that he met “A” lying on her back with only her underwear facing the mountains and screaming. He assisted her in gathering her items and walked up with her to Etta Delsol’s home where she telephoned her mother and waited for her.“A” and her mother made a report to the police and visited the doctor at the Marigot Hospital on 14th December, 2010.When police officer Andrew went to the defendant to inquire from him as to the allegation made by “A” he told him; “Yes I want to tell you something. I do not want to go to Court; I will negotiate with them in front of the police. I am sorry; I know them they are my neighbours”.In his unsworn statement from the prisoner’s dock on Tuesday, George told the Court; “We [“A”] were best friends, we were good friends; she used to come at my home, eat and drink. I used to work for her and she owed me $150.00. We make a bargain for the money she couldn’t pay me. We went down to the river, I went first and she came after. Your honour, I never touch …[“A”], I never wrestle with her. The officer who arrested me told me to shut up so I couldn’t say anything to ….[“A”]”.After two hours of deliberation; the six females, two males jury found George guilty of both charges.He has been remanded at the State’s prison awaiting sentencing which has been scheduled for July 6th, 2012.Dominica Vibes News 22 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Rockies GM supports Desmond’s decision to skip ’20 season

first_img Associated Press June 30, 2020 ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “The conversations with Ian felt the exact same that his written words feel to me,” Bridich said, “which is from the heart and honest. … I did not know that he was going to write something as thoughtful and as comprehensive as (he did) but I’m not surprised.”Desmond, who hit .255 with 20 homers in 140 games last season, had been due $5,555,556 for the prorated share of his $15 million salary, part of a $70 million, five-year contract. He is owed $8 million next year, and his deal includes a $15 million team option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout.Opting out this summer doesn’t affect his 2021 status, nor does it affect his relationship with Bridich.“Ian is extremely thoughtful in what he does, he’s thoughtful in how he prepares as a professional athlete, he’s thoughtful as a husband and a father … he’s thoughtful about things that are bigger than him,” Bridich said. “And to this point, the reference has been the team or the clubhouse or the locker room, or things that affect the organization, his charity work, passion projects of his outside of the game of baseball.“He’s willing to devote a lot of time and energy and thought to all of the things that he does. And so when you have somebody like that who is a professional athlete who is in the thick of it every day and trying to do the very best that he can to hold up his end of the bargain as an athlete, a teammate, a performer and then he’s always willing to think about other people on the team, in the organization and outside the organization, it’s easy to gravitate to people like that.” “Yeah, we’re well aware of the damage that he’s done against us,” Bridich said. Kemp, who is expected in Denver by Thursday, will have to earn his way onto the roster, and he’ll benefit from the National League using the designated hitter when pro baseball attempts to start the coronavirus-delayed season in late July.“The DH is an obvious benefit in terms of his potential place on our major league roster,” Bridich said. “That was going to be the case whether Ian opted in or opted out, and so again, it’s a right-handed power bat. He’s got a sense of the strike zone, we’ve seen it for how many years? And he’s very motivated to get back on the field and continue his career and play well. Whether that’s in the outfield or only at DH, we have to let some weeks pass before we can make any decisions like that.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapletoncenter_img Desmond complained about a lack of diversity in baseball and criticized the clubhouse atmosphere, saying it includes racism, sexism and homophobia. Bridich said Desmond didn’t complain specifically about the Rockies’ clubhouse, but Bridich did acknowledge the organization could be more diverse.In his Instagram post, Desmond said he has been sharing more of his thoughts and experiences as a biracial man since Floyd’s death on May 25. Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died after a white police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes.Desmond said his mind started racing during a recent visit to the Sarasota baseball fields that he played on as a kid. He wrote how they looked run down and neglected, and how important youth baseball was for him growing up.Desmond said he wants to help Sarasota Youth Baseball get back on track.It’s a big loss for Colorado, who placed Desmond on the restricted list Tuesday and agreed to a minor league deal with Matt Kemp. The veteran slugger owns a .327 batting average with 21 home runs and 77 RBIs over 86 career games at Denver’s downtown ballpark. Rockies GM supports Desmond’s decision to skip ’20 season Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich says he supports Ian Desmond’s decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.Bridich says he had a pair of recent conversations with the 34-year-old outfielder who announced his decision in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram post Monday night.Desmond wrote that the “COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking.” The biracial slugger also mentioned a myriad of issues within baseball, including sexism, homophobia and socioeconomic concerns, as well as the racial reckoning that emerged after George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests around the world.last_img read more