Woman who shared  same-sex video fined for stabbing her lover
Aflyn Douglas
From the Courts, News
May 28, 2024

Woman who shared same-sex video fined for stabbing her lover

A Layou Woman was fined $500 for stabbing another woman who accused her of circulating a sexual video in which they were both involved.

Aflyn Douglas, 23, appeared at the Serious Offences Court before Senior Magistrate, Colin John on Thursday, May 16, 2024, where she pleaded guilty that on January 20, 2024, at Kingstown, she unlawfully and maliciously wounded a 26 year old woman of Largo Heights.

The facts read that the virtual complainant and Douglas were involved in a same sex relationship. There was a video circulating on social media of both women engaging in sexual activities with each other, that the virtual complainant accused Douglas of sharing.

On Douglas’ lunch break, she invited the virtual complainant to her workplace at Clare Harbour where she worked as a Call Agent, to have a conversation. During that time, the virtual complainant, who works as a plumber, observed that Douglas had a knife in her left, front pants pocket.

The virtual complainant took the knife away from Douglas but she wrestled the woman and retrieved the knife. During that incident, Douglas stabbed the virtual complainant on her left arm with the knife.

The matter was reported to the police. A statement was recorded from the virtual complainant in writing, and Douglas was invited to the police station.

On arrival at the police station, Douglas was informed of the report made against her. She was cautioned and interviewed in the presence of another police officer at the Criminal Investigations Department in respect of the report of wounding.

Douglas volunteered a statement admitting to the offence. She was shown a six-inch knife with a camouflage and casing. Douglas claimed ownership of the knife and admitted to using the knife to stab the virtual complainant.

The matter was further investigated. Efforts were made to retrieve CCTV footage but that proved to be unsuccessful. Douglas was subsequently arrested and charged for wounding.

Douglas had no antecedents before the court. Senior Magistrate John then fined Douglas $500 to be paid in one month in default of which she will be imprisoned for three months.

When asked, the virtual complainant indicated to the court that she will take further legal action against Douglas for her actions. John advised Douglas that the virtual complainant has a right to take civil action against her, and that she should be prepared in the event that happens.