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Fake lawman remanded

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Fake lawman remanded

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A man who allegedly pretended to be an off-duty lawman was remanded when he appeared on a charge of serious indecency in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court earlier this week.

The 44-year-old, of no fixed place of abode, was not required to plead to committing an act of serious indecency on a 14-year-old girl on May 22.

Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim, who objected to bail, pointed to the seriousness and nature of the offence, as well as to the age of the complainant.

He submitted the accused should be remanded to protect himself from himself after he was hospitalised in a failed suicide attempt.

“One of the aggravating features is that the accused pretended to be an off-duty policeman and with handcuffs he did certain things.”

Pilgrim added the man was known for offences ranging from “a capital” to robbery.

In his bail application, the accused told the court: “I would like this matter fast-tracked if possible.”

Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded him to HMP Dodds until July 3. (HLE)