By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A TEEN was remanded to prison without bail yesterday after he was charged in Magistrate’s Court in connection with a home invasion and indecent assault that occurred a week ago on a Family Island.
Liston Russell, 18, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy to face a count each of housebreaking and indecent assault stemming from an incident on Thursday, December 22, in Calabash Bay, Andros.
It is that he unlawfully entered the home of a woman with the intent to commit an offence.
It is then alleged that he indecently assaulted her.
Russell elected to be tried in Magistrate’s Court before he pleaded not guilty to both charges when asked by Magistrate Delancy.
The accused will stand trial on March 24, 2017.
“As you are charged with housebreaking, you are not eligible for bail and therefore remanded to the Department of Correctional Services to await trial,” the magistrate said.
However, Russell was advised of his right to apply for a bond in the Supreme Court. A conviction for indecent assault carries up to three years imprisonment while housebreaking has a maximum term of seven years.
Russell had no lawyer in yesterday’s arraignment.
ASP Clifford Daxon is prosecuting the case.