A 40-year-old man and his 33-year-old brother were ordered to have absolutely no contact with his wife after appearing last Thursday before a Chaguanas Magistrate charged with several offences arising out of months of abuse.
RONALD MOHAMMED, 40, also known as RONALD WENDELL SEEPERSADSINGH, a labourer, of Kernaham Road, Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, was ordered to stay away from his wife after pleading not guilty to six counts of rape, three counts of threats to kill, two counts of choking, and one count of grievous sexual assault, grievous bodily harm and assault by beating, respectively.
MOHAMMED was also ordered to report to his local police station three times per week as part of his bail conditions which were set at $350,000 with a surety.
Meanwhile, KEVLIN SEEPERSADSINGH, 33, a labourer, of Riverside Road, Mon Plasir Road, Cunupia, who pleaded not guilty to one count of rape, was granted $250,000 bail with a surety and ordered to have no contact with the woman.
The man is also instructed to report to his nearest police station twice per week.
The brothers both pleaded not guilty to the joint charges of two counts rape and one count of grievous sexual assault. They will reappear before the court on October 6th, 2021.
The charges were laid by PC Hercules of the Central Division, Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU).
According to a woman, sometime after 9 pm on June 28th, 2021, her husband and his brother were both liming outside in the yard after which her husband came inside and demanded that she had sexual intercourse with him. The woman, police were told, refused and was made to proceed with sexual acts against her will. During the alleged incident, the woman reported that her husband’s brother entered the bedroom and that he too engaged in sexual intercourse on her without her consent. It is alleged that these events are said to have occurred several times during the night in question.
After the incident, the man is said to have threatened to kill her if she reported the matter to the police.
On Wednesday 4th August, 2021 around 7 pm, it is alleged that the woman experienced continued abuse.
She subsequently managed to escape and sought refuge at her relative’s home.
The investigations was headed by W/Superintendent (Ag), Claire Guy-Alleyne who was supported by ASP Avril Francis and W/Insp Sheldene Bacchas of the GBVU.