Young Brackers released from court on eve of trial

| 13/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two young men from Cayman Brac who were due to stand trial on defilement charges next week in relation to a teenage love triangle walked free from court Friday after the crown finally dropped the charges. Prosecuting Counsel Kenneth Fergusson told the court that there was no longer any public interest in pursuing the case against the young men, who were teenagers when they engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl, who is now also an adult.

The young men were accused of having a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old when they were 17 and 18 and the young girl had become pregnant. She has now had the child, however, and following a paternity test it is understood that the young man who fathered the baby is fully involved in the child’s life. As a result, the crown said the mother is no longer interested in pursuing the case, which has dragged the men through the courts for a significant period.

Only one of the young adults was present in the court Friday to hear the news as the prosecutor entered a nolle prosequi on the eve of the trial, after the decision had been made in an earlier closed-door hearing.

This was one of many appearances and trips the young men and their families had made to Grand Cayman as the crown pursued the criminal case against the youngsters involved in the teenage sex triangle over the last three years.

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