Defence Force Marine Accused Of Voyeurism


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MARINE appeared in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of violating a woman’s right to privacy by viewing nude images of his victim without her consent.

Kyland Cash, 20, of Lobster Avenue, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing two counts of voyeurism under Section 5(A)(1) of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act.

Before reading the particulars of the allegations to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force officer, the chief magistrate asked Cash if he wished to be tried in the Supreme Court or the lower court. Cash elected the latter.

It is alleged that he, between October 2015 and January 8, 2016, having obtained a nude photo of a woman known to him in circumstances giving rise to her reasonable expectation of privacy, viewed it without consent.

It is also alleged that he did the same concerning a video recording that was viewed without consent. Cash denied both allegations.

Police prosecutor ASP Clifford Daxon did not object to bail and Cash was given a bond of $5,000 with a suretor.

He was ordered to report to the Carmichael Road police station each Tuesday on/or before 6pm.

The chief magistrate further warned the marine not to have physical contact with the complainant in question.

Cash’s case will be tried in Magistrate’s Court and he returns for a fixture hearing on March 17 to receive a trial date.

He has retained attorney Roger Minnis to represent him against the allegations, which could land him three years in prison if convicted.

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