A 34-year old man from Springs, St. George’s has been charged with the rape of an 84-year old St. George’s woman.
The incident allegedly occurred last week Thursday at the woman’s home.
An informed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that while being at home the elderly woman heard someone calling out to her.
The source said the woman believed it was her son and opened the front door only to realise that it was Batson
The accused man rushed inside the house, grabbed the woman and pulled her inside the bedroom where he sexually assaulted her.
Screams for help coming from the victim alerted neighbours who came to her rescue.
The elderly woman was taken away to seek medical attention from a female doctor at the St. George’s General Hospital.
Batson appeared before Her Honour, Magistrate Karen Noel at the St. George’s Number Two Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was placed on bail in the sum of $25,000.00 with two sureties. He is due back in court on January 31.
Batson is one of two men who appeared in court on Monday before Magistrate Noel on different allegations of sexual misconduct and were granted bail.
Ramon Aberdeen from Beaulieu, St. George’s was also put on bail in the sum of $25,000.00.
The 20-year old Aberdeen who has had four previous convictions between 2010 and 2012 of a different nature is charged with indecent assault.
However, he told the court he never did anything to the young lady who is the complainant.
In setting bail, Magistrate Noel ordered that Aberdeen has no communication with the complainant, surrender all travel documents, and that he reports to the Central Police Station on the Carenage, St. George’s every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
He is due back in court on January 24.