Friday, December 15, 2017

Accused child molester granted bail

Charged: Samuel Franklin


A Laventille man was granted $80,000 bail on Monday on the charge that he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl. The offence is alleged to have taken place during Between May 1 and  June 30.

Samuel Franklin is also charged with sexual touching against the girl on November 27.

The 56-year-old, of Upper Laventille, Joe Sam Hill, Snake Hill, appeared before Port of Magistrate Adia Mohammed on Monday.

Bail was granted on the condition that the accused has no form of communication with the victim, whether direct or indirect. He has also been ordered to not come within 500 metres of the victim or to return to her home. 

The cases were adjourned to December 13.