Contractor charged with sexually touching girl

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 13:30

A 46-year-old con­trac­tor charged with sex­u­al­ly touch­ing a five-year-old girl was grant­ed $100,000 bail yes­ter­day.

As a con­di­tion of his bail, Bri­an Bar­row has to stay away from the child and have no con­tact with her.

The Clax­ton Bay man was not called up­on to plead to the charge when he ap­peared yes­ter­day in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates’ Court.

It is al­leged that the in­ci­dent oc­curred on a date un­known be­tween 31 March and May 1, 2017.

Bar­row, a fa­ther of two, was ar­rest­ed on Sun­day and charged by Cpl Mo­hammed of the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit.

Ask­ing First Court Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ali­cia Chankar to grant bail, Bar­row’s at­tor­ney Dhan­mati Ram­nar­ine said he had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions with­in the last ten years.

She said he sur­ren­dered to the po­lice af­ter he was in­formed that there was a war­rant for his ar­rest.

The at­tor­ney said Bar­row had spent the night in a cell.

Court­pros­e­cu­tor Cley­on Seedan did not ob­ject to bail but asked for con­di­tions. The mag­is­trate warned him to have no con­tact with the child ei­ther di­rect­ly or in­di­rect­ly and stay 100 feet away from her. The mat­ter was ad­journed to Feb­ru­ary 25.

- Sascha Wilson