Bail granted for man accused biting principal's penis
A successful bail application was made in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday on behalf of a man who allegedly severely bit a complainant on his penis.
The Portmore resident, who is charged with wounding with intent and larceny of motor car, was granted $200,000 bail with surety.
Allegations before the court are that on the day in question, the accused injured the complainant, who is a school principal, as he attempted to rob his motor car. A report was made to the police and the man was subsequently arrested and charged by the police.
In applying for bail, attorney-at-Law Ernest Smith told the court his client was only defending his integrity during the incident.
"This man, who was a mentor, took my client out for drinks. Then, instead of driving him home, he tried to force himself upon my client, who refused his advances," Smith said.
To protect his dignity, Smith said the 24-year-old man used a knife to stab the complainant who is a school principal.
Smith said his client did not stab the complainant to steal his motor car as is being banded about.
The lawyer said that it was only after the complainant jumped from the car that the accused took control of the vehicle. He added that the complainant was also hit in the process.
Smith told the court his client reported the matter to the police the same night and nothing happened. However, it is said that the complainant made a report three weeks later and his client was taken into custody.
Bail was subsequently granted on condition that the accused reports to the Caymanas Police Station and surrender his travel document. He is to reappear in court on July 19.