February 15 is the date set for the recommencement of a sexual-related case brought against longstanding Police Officer, Inspector Clevroy Antoine.
The police officer has been suspended from duties after two counts of Indecent Assault were brought against him by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The highly anticipated case involving the 55-year-old middle rank officer commenced prior to the Christmas holiday at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau.
It was due to continue on Monday but was adjourned due to unforeseen circumstances.
According to State Prosecutor and Crown Counsel, Brandon La Touche, who is assisting the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Christopher Nelson QC in the matter, it was their intention “to take two more witnesses” but they were unable to do so “due to some unforeseen circumstances as it relates to other scheduled matters that the Magistrate’s Court had.”
THE NEW TODAY understands that the complainant, Grenadian-born Canadian citizen, Eleanor Peterkin-Walters was the first and only witness called so far by the State to the stand to give evidence, when the closed-door matter commenced on December 20, 2017.
Antoine, who has served the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) in various capacities for more than 30 years, is being prosecuted on two summary charges of sexual assault brought against him in August 2017.
Peterkin-Walters, who retained the services of experienced Queens Counsel Clyne-Edwards to assist her, claimed that Insp. Antoine sexually assaulted her when she visited the South St. George Police Station, to file a child abuse complaint against someone.
Antoine, who is represented by Attorneys Dr. Francis Alexis, QC and Ruggles Ferguson, is currently on $8, 000 bail and had previously entered a not guilty plea to the offences that were reportedly committed on August 16, 2017.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the state intends to call at least three more witnesses to give evidence against the longstanding police officer.