By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon in connection with a complaint filed by an American tourist who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance.
Vernal Stubbs, 20, of Sunshine Park, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing a single charge of rape.
It is claimed that he had sexual intercourse with a 19-year-old American woman without her consent on January 30.
Stubbs will not be required to enter a plea to the allegations until he is formally arraigned in the Supreme Court.
The matter is expected to be transferred to the higher court at a hearing fixed for March 23.
Stubbs was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services in the interim without bail. However, he can apply for bail in the Supreme Court.
He has retained Allen Emmanuel to represent him against the allegation.