Tag: indecent assault

Man charged with grooming and rape of juveniles

Man charged with grooming and rape of juveniles

| 15/03/2024

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from George Town, who police suspect is part of a local grooming ring, has been charged with 18 counts of grooming and indecent assault against three juveniles. The alleged offences include rape, sexual communication with a child, meeting a child following sexual communication and indecent images of a child. When he […]

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DPP called witness in Bush trial against her wishes

DPP called witness in Bush trial against her wishes

| 05/03/2024 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Justice Stanley John has lifted reporting restrictions on the recent trial of McKeeva Bush (69), which collapsed last week as a result of a serious abuse of the process by the crown in relation to how they brought the case against Bush for indecent assault and the information that was withheld from him and […]

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Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

Bush discharged as judge stops assault trial

| 29/02/2024 | 166 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH FULL STORY: Mckeeva Bush was discharged by the court Thursday after the judge presiding over the case against him for indecent assault stayed the proceedings as a result of a successful application by the defence accusing the crown of an abuse of process. Justice Stanley John discharged the jury, released Bush from […]

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Legal wrangling pushes Bush case behind closed doors

Legal wrangling pushes Bush case behind closed doors

| 28/02/2024

(CNS): The jury was sent home for the third day running on Wednesday, as lawyers involved in the case against McKeeva Bush MP for indecent assault continued their legal wrangling in private. Although some of today’s proceedings took place in court in the absence of the jury, the judge issued a gag order to the […]

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Legal issues pause Bush trial as crown wraps up case

Legal issues pause Bush trial as crown wraps up case

| 28/02/2024

(CNS): The crown is close to finishing its presentation of the case against McKeeva Bush for the alleged indecent assault of two civil servants at a cocktail party at the Ritz Hotel in September 2022. However, the jury was sent away for the second day on Tuesday as lawyers in the case engaged in a […]

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Bush didn’t ‘intend to cause me harm’ says witness

Bush didn’t ‘intend to cause me harm’ says witness

| 23/02/2024

(CNS): One of the women who was, according to the crown, indecently assaulted by McKeeva Bush MP at a cocktail party in September 2022 told the court Friday she didn’t believe he had intended to cause her any harm. When he bit and sucked on her hand giving her what she termed a ‘hickey’ he […]

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Speaker of the House bit me, says complainant

Speaker of the House bit me, says complainant

| 23/02/2024

(CNS): A civil servant allegedly indecently assaulted by then speaker of parliament McKeeva Bush (MP) told the police that he bit and sucked her hand, leaving a mark, at a cocktail party in September 2022. The complainant was one of two women whose evidence was presented to the court on Thursday via police video interviews […]

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Bush assault trial stalled by legal arguments

Bush assault trial stalled by legal arguments

| 22/02/2024

(CNS): Legal discussions between the crown and the defence lawyers stalled the trial of McKeeva Bush MP on Wednesday and delayed the appearance of the complainants in court until Thursday. Following a brief cross-examination of the detective who presented the CCTV footage to the court, the lawyers were engaged in arguments before the judge over […]

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CCTV sets the scene for crown’s case against Bush

CCTV sets the scene for crown’s case against Bush

| 20/02/2024

(CNS): In court on Tuesday, several pieces of CCTV footage were shown of McKeeva Bush MP (WBW) in September 2022 at the Caribbean Tourism Organization cocktail party at the Ritz-Carlton, where, according to the crown’s case, he assaulted two female civil servants. The footage shows both the women that Bush, who was at the time […]

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Bush was ‘weird and creepy’ says assault victim

Bush was ‘weird and creepy’ says assault victim

| 19/02/2024

(CNS): McKeeva Bush MP (WBW) was described by one of the women he is accused of indecently assaulting as “weird and creepy” when he bit and sucked her arm during a cocktail party at the Ritz-Carlton in 2022, a court heard on Monday. As Charles Miskin KC opened the crown’s case against the former premier […]

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Foreign worker denies groping women on buses

Foreign worker denies groping women on buses

| 27/11/2023

(CNS): Palinda Maduranga Dissanayake, a former work permit holder, denied groping two women and 15 year-old-girl on public buses earlier this year, when he appeared in Grand Court of Friday. The man entered not guilty pleas to four counts of indecent assault where he is accused of touching the women’s breasts in relation to separate […]

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