A MAN charged with buggery yesterday insisted in court yesterday that he had nothing to do with the crime and it was his boyfriend who was guilty of the offence.
Thomas Baptiste told acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan.
However, the magistrate told Baptiste that a preliminary enquiry will be conducted and evidence will have to be given from the witness stand.
Rambachan told Baptiste that by his utterances he was raising a defence and advised him to get an attorney.
Rambachan also told him that a legal aid attorney could be appointed and suggested that he complete the application form yesterday.
Baptiste first appeared in court June 23, charged with sodomy and committing an act of serious indecency.
He was denied bail pending a criminal background trace.
Police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip handed the court the document which showed the accused had five previous convictions and two pending matters.
"That is never so" said Baptiste, who is also known by the alias Allan Baptiste.
The magistrate read the offences and pending matters for possession of drugs, possession of device and larceny. Baptiste agreed to all.
Bail was then denied on the grounds that while on bail, he would have allegedly committed another offence.
The matter was adjourned to August 10.
Baptiste is charged that on Labour Day, he allegedly committed an act of serious indecency against a 14-year-old boy and also allegedly buggered the child.
A teenager reported to police that on around 9 p.m. on that day, he was walking along High Street, San Fernando when he was thrown over the shoulder of a man who took him to an abandoned house and allegedly sexually assaulted him.