ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A prominent journalist is expected to make his first appearance in St John’s Magistrates’ Court today, after being slapped with a sexual assault charge for unlawful relations with a 13-year-old girl.
The media personality, who was granted station bail over the weekend in the amount of $10,000, is reported to have taken the child home from a function in a vehicle on June 12.
Allegations are that when the vehicle reached Gunthorpes the man, “touched the teenager inappropriately,” a police source said.
The incident was reported to police and the journalist was later taken into custody and charged.
Today’s proceeding is expected to see the formalisation of bail and a committal date set, which will determine if the matter will go to the High Court before a judge and jury for the indictable offence.
If found guilty, the media personality faces up to five years in prison.