A pleasurable moment for a 31-year old Security Officer who was engaged in explicit sexual activities with a 16-year old female secondary school student that made its way on social media, has landed him in trouble with the law.
Joseph Goddard alias “Jeffrey” from Lagoon Road, St. George’s has been slapped with a charge of “having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of sixteen years” by the Police.
The incident, which involved the schoolgirl surfaced via Facebook on Tuesday, June 18, five days after the young lady, celebrated her sixteenth birthday, resulted in a speedy investigation by the Police into the incident.
Nine explicit photos of the schoolgirl displaying her private parts and with Goddard allegedly having sexual intercourse with her appeared on a Facebook account in the name of “Marvin Charles.”
The young lady who was detained by the Police as part of their investigations reportedly provided the lawmen with pertinent information about what had allegedly transpired between herself and Goddard.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that based on the information gathered from the schoolgirl, there was sufficient evidence to lay the charge against the alleged perpetrator.
The publication of the images that was widely seen by many persons on the island and else where has resulted in grave embarrassment to family members of the 16 year old.
However, there is nothing in the law that speaks to cyber crime, but the photos can be used as part of the evidence that a crime has been committed as it relates to the criminal charge that has been laid on Goddard.
The Criminal Code makes provision for a jail term of 15 years for anyone engaged in sexual activity with a female under the age of 16.
Goddard was brought to the Grenville Magistrate’s Court last week Friday to make his first appearance and was granted bail in the sum of $15,000.00.
The suspect is due back in court on August 21.