A MALE CONSTABLE accused of serious indecency towards a Jamaican drug mule, and the female constable, working as custodian of the cells, who was charged with aiding and abetting him, were granted bail when they appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Jonathon Birchmore Richard Barrow, 32, of Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, and Constable Melanie Shantelle Lakeisha Denny, 25, of Golden Mile, St Peter, had their passports confiscated as part of their $5 000 bail.
Constable Barrow was not required to plead to committing an act of serious indecency on the 27-year-old Jamaican woman, between February 27 and 28, while Denny was not required to plead to the charge that she aided and abetted Barrow to commit an act of serious indecency on the Jamaican.
The woman was in the holding cells following her arrest for drug possession at Grantley Adams International Airport.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant Irvin Kellman did not object to the two accused being granted bail, but asked the court to confiscate their passports as one of the conditions of their bail.
Denny handed over hers, while Barrow said his had been destroyed.
Chief Magistrate Deborah Holder made the order and released each accused with a surety of $5 000.
Barrow, who was represented by Andrew Pilgrim and Lesley Cargill, and Denny, who retained Kendrid Sargeant and Lennox Miller, return to court on September 1.
Meanwhile, the courtyard of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court was barricaded, but the crowds did not materialize as the two accused made their morning appearance.