British Cop on Rape Charge Remanded to Prison
Wednesday 19th September, 2018-The British Police Officer who was extradited to Antigua last weekend appeared in court this morning and was remanded to prison.
The 25 year-old was charged on Tuesday with one count of rape, in an incident that occurred in 2015.
He was not required to enter a plea, since the charge he faces is indictable. His attorneys will likely petition a High Court Judge to grant him bail.
He returns to court in 5th November, when committal proceedings are set to begin.
Allegations are, the British man whose name cannot be revealed until after he is convicted was on vacation in Antigua and Barbuda, when he met with a foreign student studying at a local educational institution. Shortly after meeting the student he allegedly raped her. The matter was reported and an investigation begun. However before he could have been apprehended, he went back to the UK in late May of 2015.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong made application to the British Court in 2017, through the Crown Prosecutions Service for the man be extradited here to be charged.
The request was granted in July of 2018 and the UK Foreign Secretary signed off on the request this past August.
The accused is represented by Attorney at Law, John Fuller.