By Ricardo Wells
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FORMER banker accused of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy will stand trial in April of next year, a Supreme Court judge has said. Paul Lewis, 37, of Yamacraw Shores, was given the dates of April 6 through 10, 2020, for trial by Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson yesterday.
Justice Grant-Thompson said her intention was to make the case a priority, given the nature of the alleged offences.
However, she was forced to stand the matter down until next spring due to scheduling issues on the part of Lewis’ attorney.
Prosecutors alleged Lewis, a former senior banker at a local wealth management company, on Saturday, February 23, had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy. He has denied the charge.
Lewis’ bail has been extended and a pre-trial hearing has been set for March 18, 2020.