Man freed of assault charge
THE MAN WHO had pleaded his innocence for the past seven years was freed of an indecent assault charge this evening.
Clifton Wycliffe Mottley, a 52-year-old general worker of the Child Care Board, was accused of indecently assaulting a seven-year-old girl, by slapping her on her buttocks and rubbing her vagina at a flea market of the Church Village New Testament Church of God in St Philip, on October 27, 2007.
The girl, along with her mother and three other Crown witnesses had testified against Mottley, while evidence and his own statement from the dock showed that he had insisted on his innocence from the day after the alleged incident until today.
When the jury returned a verdict of “not guilty” after deliberating for 90 minutes, Justice Margaret Reifer told the Chapel Land, St Philip man, “a jury of your peers has acquitted you.You are free to go.” (Coastline Communication)