Sherlon Casemen, a 36-year-old, Clerical Officer, of Breezy Heights, Mt Hope, appeared before Magistrate Nalini Singh at the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court via virtual hearing charged with breaching a protection order and assault.
The accused pleaded guilty to both charges and was granted bail for $10,000 to cover both charges with the following conditions:
- The defendant is to have no communication with the victim.
- He is not allowed to reside at the stated address until the next date of hearing
According to police reports, the victim obtained a Protection Order on September 11th 2019 against the accused. However, the victim alleges that on April 11th at 8.30 pm she was at her home preparing dinner in the kitchen area, when the accused came into the kitchen and stood beside her, demanding that she move. The victim claimed that she refused to move and the accused became annoyed and held onto her neck with his right hand and flung her into the kitchen counter.
On July 30th the victim made a report to the Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU), Northern Division based at the Maloney Police Station.
Following an investigation by WPC Macoon officers of the GBVU went to the home of the defendant and arrested him.
He was taken to the Maloney Police Station where he was formally charged for the offences of Breach of Protection Order and Assault by Beating.
The matter was adjourned to September 15th.
Investigations were spearheaded by Head of the Gender Based Violence Unit Supt(Ag) Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by Inspector (Ag) Stanley and W/Cpl Edwards assisted by PC King.