A St. Paul’s resident, Dessa Mc Intosh has been slapped with two counts of perjury, a crime that occurs when an individual willfully makes a false statement during a judicial proceeding, after he or she has taken an oath to speak the truth.
The young lady, who appears to be in her early twenties, is one of the witnesses appearing for the Prosecution in the ongoing Alexander Robert Clack Murder trial at the No. 2 High Court.
Mc Intosh appeared before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the No.2 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s where she was granted bail in the sum of EC$30, 000.
As part of her bail conditions, the court ordered Mc Intosh, who is an employee at a hotel in the south of the island to stay away from the Richmond Hill prison and not have any contact with the prisoner (Clack), surrender all her travel documents, request permission from the court to leave the State and to report to the St. Paul’s Police Station Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 6.00 a.m and 6.00 p.m.
This newspaper understands that the charge against Mc Intosh arose after she gave evidence contrary to information supplied during the Preliminary Inquiry of the case.
According to legal sources, the young lady allegedly changed her story in order to assist Clack.
The accused, who is the daughter of well known businessman in St. Andrew, Dexter Tillock, was not pleased at the sight of a camera operated by a reporter of THE NEW TODAY as she exited the courtroom last week Wednesday, accompanied by her mother and a female police officer, and as such attempted to launch an attack on the reporter.
Her mother was heard accusing the reporter of trying to scandalise her daughter’s name.
Mc Intosh is scheduled to reappear before the St. George’s Magistrate Court on January 11, 2016.