Son who breached protection order to be sentenced today
A 59-year-old man who breached a protection order that the court had granted to his elderly mother, is expected to be sentenced today, October 15.
Raphael Sergeant, a labourer of Kingstown Hill, appeared in the Serious Offences Court(SOC) on Wednesday, October 13.
He had admitted to the court that on October 9, at Arnos Vale, he wilfully disobeyed a court order FC H80/19, duly signed by the honourable Madame President of the Family Court on June 17, 2019.
His mother is an 88-year-old retiree who applied to the Family Court for a protection order, apparently due to her son’s behaviour. This was granted to her on June 17, 2019.
This recent incident occurred on October 9, 2021, at around 2 p.m.
The elderly woman was at home with a grand daughter with whom she lives, when she heard a voice outside. She recognised the voice to be that of her son. She then observed her son aggressively overturning her garbage bins and walking around the perimeter of the house cursing.
Consequently, the elderly woman contacted the police, who responded to the report, taking the defendant into custody.
Sergeant was interviewed by PC952 Toppin, but did not give a written statement.
Prosecutor Corporal Shamrack Pierre said that while there were no antecedents before the court, he was making an application for an adjournment so that Sergeant’s criminal record can be brought. He noted that he had previously handled a matter in Calliaqua with the same facts and circumstances as it relates to the defendant.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne granted the application and sentencing was adjourned to Friday, October 15.