Buddy Facing 60 Years for Rape

Rape-accused Patrick Buddy of La Taste, St. Patrick, whose bail was rescinded by a sitting Magistrate is seeking to have it renewed at the level of the High Court.

Patrick Buddy – facing a maximum sentence of 60 years imprisonment on 2 counts of rape

Represented by seasoned criminal defense Attorney-at-Law, Anselm Clouden, the rape-accused man, who sported a Rastafarian hairstyle, appeared at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on Monday, where he was arraigned before Guyanese-born judge, Justice Paula Gilford.

Buddy pleaded not guilty to two (2) Rape charges, brought against him by the state, on behalf of a 17-year-old girl, following alleged incidents in August 2017.
Attorney Clouden indicated to the court his intention to seek bail for his client whose prior bail was revoked at the level of the Magistracy, when he allegedly breached specific conditions set out by the court.

State Prosecutor, Crown Counsel, Crisan Greenidge, who is prosecuting the case, informed the court that as part of his previous bail conditions, Buddy had to “reside outside of the parish of St. Patrick and have no contact with the virtual complainant or witnesses” in the matter.

Buddy reportedly breached the conditions and the court revoked the bail.

Justice Gilford announced that she will not grant bail to the rape-accused at this stage and adjourned the matter to July 17.

Attorney Clouden indicated that he would prepare the necessary documents to reapply for bail on the next occasion.

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