West Bay man found guilty of beach sex crime

| 04/04/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Josh Alexander Bodden (29) was found guilty Tuesday of attempted rape, two counts of indecent assault and one count of ABH. Justice Charles Quin told the West Bay man he did not believe his story. He said that Bodden’s claims that for seven months he had been having a sexual affair with the woman who accused him of assaulting her on the beach at Barkers was “implausible and untrue”, but he found the victim’s evidence to be reliable, truthful and corroborated by medical reports.

It was also supported, he said, by the clear and concise account she gave to the police just hours after the attack, as she had gone home and told her husband immediately, and they had both gone to make the report together.

Justice Quin said it was clear she was shocked and surprised when the allegation that she was having an affair with Bodden was put to her by his defence attorney, but she had remained steadfast in her denials about it. He said the witness remained calm and never embellished her story and was honest about the details before the attack.

In contrast, Bodden’s evidence was “vague and rambling”, and he had made claims that were never put to the complainant when she gave evidence. He said Bodden had tried to deceive the court with his story of an affair and claims that she fell to explain the injuries he had inflicted on her face.

Justice Quin said that he was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Bodden had sexually assaulted the woman and had hit her as she had described, as he convicted him on all four counts.

Bodden, who had begun to shake his head and smirk, before hanging his head between his hands as the verdict became clear, was remanded in custody until next month, when his sentencing is expected to take place.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If anybody could have straightened him out in life, it could have been the biological father – who is a former high ranking law enforcement officer.

    This young criminal is basically a product of an absent father who did not take responsibility for his actions, during his carousing days in uniform.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank God. Hopefully this encourages other women to come forward and not just assume that justice will not be served due to lack of evidence and they potentially face embarrassment. Anyone who even remotely believed his story should be ashamed. Unfortunately he and many of his friends/family have gotten away with assaults like this for far too long. Completely unacceptable. I hope he goes away for a very long time.

  3. Missy Ellen says:

    This Sicko was handing around the South church street/sound and Walkers Road for a while area until he was caught lurking around an apartment complex after hours and was given a proper Ass whooping by and ex drugs force officer where he ran and left his little bicycle like a real little punk he is. Josh you sick bad mann.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if he is the same dude who has been assaulting women in the early morning hours while out walking / jogging. In WB?

    • Anonymous says:

      The biological father who lives in Prospect, was completely absent during his upbringing. If he had been present in his life, he may have been able to steer/keep him in the right direction, bearing in mind the position once held by the father.

      I do not blame the mother or stepfather who did their best to raise him the right way, but some persons are just born with their wires crossed up – which is very difficult to unravel.

      • Rod says:

        That man made the decision to do what he did! He and he alone will have to take responsibility for that crime!

      • Rob says:

        Barack Obama’s father was absent also. Nice try.

        • Anonymous says:

          And he had a white mother with all the culture of setting boundaries that comes with it. Go right your thesis on how black culture has caused every chocolate city to go bust.

      • Anonymous says:

        I didn’t have a father growing up and I’m not a criminal. I work hard and consider myself a decent person with good morals. So I don’t think the excuse of not having his birth father around contributed. However, I agree with you that some people are born with as you put it “their wires crossed up”. Any man that can attack a woman or rape a woman is screwed up in the head and nothing will change that.

  5. Anonymous says:

    First candidate to declare for 2021? Any takers?

  6. Anonymous says:

    “Bodden, who had begun to shake his head and smirk, before hanging his head between his hands as the verdict became clear…” I love this.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Job half done. Now to lock this POS up for a suitable amount of time, rather than 12 months as usual.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a creeper.

  9. Anonymous says:

    One more off the streets. Thank God!


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