Syrian Businessman on Sexual-related Charges

A Syrian National who operates an appliance store on St. John’s Street, St. George’s is facing charges of indecent assault and indecent exposure.

The suspect, Aiham Shammas was pulled into custody at the South St. George Police Station on Sunday by Police Investigators after a compliant was made to the lawmen about him being involved in the incident.

Shammas is accused of taking a 15-year old young lady into his vehicle on Saturday, locking it and then exposing his private genitals and playing with the teenager.

A police source told this newspaper that the lawmen are looking into other reports circulating in the country that the Syrian businessman has been frequently stalking young girls by offering them ride in his “posh vehicle.”

Shammas who resides at Lance Aux Epines, St. George’s has been placed on $5,000 bail with one surety.

Speculation is rife that the bail was arranged by attorney-at-law, Derek Sylvester who is believed to be living close to Shammas in the well-to-do Lance Aux Epines area.

The accused is due to appear in court to answer the charges on December 12th.

Shammas attracted national attention when he took legal action against the failed SGL Holdings in connection with approximately US$100, 000.00 that he had invested in the collapsed business venture.

The Syrian was expecting  “high returns” on the investment which SGL had forwarded to a Jamaican investor who was arrested in the United States for fraud.

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