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Man Admits Assault With Intent To Rape Woman

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN who pleaded guilty yesterday to attacking a woman intending to rape her will return to the Supreme Court later this week for sentencing.

Davardo Percy Knowles, 34, was due to stand trial before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape concerning an incident that took place on October 31, 2014, at an establishment in downtown Nassau.

Knowles pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was formally arraigned in the Supreme Court on April 10, 2015.

However, he changed his plea when his trial was set to begin before a jury yesterday, resulting in the judge directing the nine-member panel to convict him of the charge.

The unrepresented accused was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until Friday, February 10, at 11am for his sentencing hearing. He faces up to life imprisonment for the Halloween attack, which left the victim with facial bruises when she put up a struggle.

Stephanie Pintard and Anishka Hanchell represented the Crown in the matter.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 1 year, 9 months ago

First we all put security screens on our windows, then security bars, then alarm systems in our homes, then additional lighting around our properties (notwithstanding the exorbitant cost of electricity), then replaced our home doors with much more secure ones, then built high walls around our properties, then put razor wire or broken chips of glass on our high walls, then moved into gated communities with much of the foregoing also, then stopped going out at night, then this and then that......now guess who the prisoners are....certainly not the hard core criminals roaming our streets.....WE ARE THE PRISONERS LIVING IN FEAR SPENDING MOST OF OUR TIME LOCKED UP IN OUR OWN HOMES! Many of us have had enough and now choose to bear arms so that we least have a fighting chance when that hard core rapist or murderer attacks us or one of our loved ones, And yes, you can sit in your well fortified home in solitary confinement in a state of fear and denial, but things are so bad in our country today that it is only a matter of time before you will be confronted by a low life gun carrying thug no matter where you are or where you live. The balance of probability is very much tilted against all of us thanks to the Crooked Christie-led corrupt PLP government.

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