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November 29, 2012
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Conductor held for aiding and abetting

A 22-year-old bus conductor who allegedly aided and abetted a friend who attempted to sexually assault a woman was yesterday remanded when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court to answer to the charge.

Kareem Gordon, of a Kingston address, is charged with aiding and abetting and assault with intent to rape.

It is alleged that on the day of the incident, the accused man along with his male friends, his girlfriend and the complainant were at a house in Kingston when one of Gordon's friends lured the woman into a room where he intended to force her into having sex.

Gordon's attorney told Resident Magistrate (RM) Simone Maddix that her client flatly denied the charges that had been brought against him. However, RM Maddix told the attorney that she would not grant bail, as Gordon's girlfriend is a close friend of the complainant, which could influence the case. The attorney then told the RM that Gordon could be given strict reporting conditions but the RM would have none of it.

Gordon is also before the court on an indictable offence of simple larceny. He is to return to court on December 13.

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