Forty-eight year-old businessman and political activist Don Creary, was remanded in custody when he appeared before the Corporate Area Criminal Court this morning.
Nationwide News understands that the prosecution opposed Mr. Creary’s bail application.
His co-accused, 22-year-old Shaneke Williams, has also been remanded on charges of aiding and abetting, along with sexual touching.
Both are charged in relation to an incident in 2013, involving a 15 year old girl.
It’s alleged that the pair took the child to an apartment in St. Mary, plied her with alcohol and then sexually assaulted her.
During an in-camera hearing this morning, it was revealed that an initial report had been filed by the complainant in March, 2014, before a follow up report was made to the Police on September 3 this year.
Resident Magistrate, Simone Wolfe-Reece, raised concerns about the reason for the long delay between the initial report and criminal charges being filed.
She has summoned the Head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, CISOCA, Enid Ross-Stewart and the lead investigator in the case to explain the delay.
The matter will be brought before the court next week Monday, where another bail application will be made.