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Man charged with two counts of carnal abuse

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 1:00 AM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

A motorist who appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on charges of carnal abuse had his troubles multiplied when he was told by the resident magistrate that the licence that he presented was fraudulent.

"You are not lawfully able to acquire a licence to drive a public passenger vehicle as your age reflects here,'' Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green said.

The accused had been granted bail and had surrendered the document, but checks made by the resident magistrate revealed that the accused was only 19 years old when he got his licence.

He was told that he would have had to be at least 21 years of age to be the owner of a general PPV licence to drive a public passenger vehicle.

His lawyer, Oswest Senior-Smith, told the court that his client had acquired his licence through legal means from the Island Traffic Authority.

The accused was later granted bail in the sum of $200,000 on condition that he did not drive a public passenger vehicle and was home by 7:30 p.m. each day.

The accused was in court as a result of an incident in which he reportedly had sex with two under-age girls.

A report was made to the police, which resulted in him being charged with two counts of carnal abuse.

The 22-year-old man is scheduled to returned to the Spanish Town Resident Magis-trate's Court on March 23.

The accused was in court as a result of an incident in which he reportedly had sex with two underage girls.

A report was made to the police, which resulted in him being charged.