There is a need to send a strong message to older men that the indecent assault of young boys will not be tolerated.
So said Justice Pamela Beckles yesterday as she dealt with now 51-year-old Trevor Alexander Charles, who was convicted of grabbing the penis of a then 16-year-old Barbados Defence Force cadet as he came out of the washroom of a Bridgetown store.
However, said the judge, the complainant, now 23, had indicated he was interested in compensation and as a result, she ordered Charles to pay the young man $6 000 in six months.
If Charles does not pay it in the stipulated time, the money will attract interest of six per cent per annum. (HLE)
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