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June 6, 2014
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Rasta pleads guilty to assaulting daughter

An outraged Rastafarian father was remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday. Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is Marlon Johnson, who pleaded 'guilty with explanation'.

The court heard that on the day in question, Johnson boxed the complainant, his daughter, causing her to fall and break her arm.

"Your Honour, is my daughter. She get suspended from school at the age of 13. Miss, the teacher call me and say she get suspended from Monday till the next Monday," Johnson explained.

As a result, Johnson said he was forced to discipline her.

The complainant's mother quickly interjected stating: "A him go the police station and tell police say him give her two solid box. And the police say but you out of order, how can you tell the police that?"

Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey remanded Johnson until June 9 for sentencing.

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