A father of five was charged for sexual penetration of a minor.
Forty-five year-old Brian Bhagwandeen is said to have committed the act on a 14-year-old girl. The Court heard that on May 12, 2019, the man held down the girl at her home and penetrated her.
Bhagwandeen who lives at Frederick Street, Marabella was granted bail of 100,000 which must be approved by a registrar, with a cash alternative of $20,000. He must also maintain no contact with the girl and must stay away from her home or school. He must always remain at least 150m away from her.
The judge granted bail because Bhagwandeen has two co-dependents- aged 13 and 17. His Attorney also argued that it was his first offence.
The case was adjourned for February 3.
Bhagwandeen’s attorney Frank Gittens told the court his client’s hildren include two dependents, 17 and 13. The charge, the attorney said in his bail application, is Bhagwandeen’s “first run-in with the law”. His client promised not to have any additional run-ins with the law while on bail, Gittens said.
Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan asked for the magistrate to impose conditions on bail, to which the magistrate agreed.
Connor ordered Bhagwandeen not to visit the home of the girl or the school she attends. He must not have any contact with her, whether direct, indirect, via social media or a third party. At all times, Bhagwandeen must remain at least 150 feet away from her.
The magistrate adjourned the case to February 3.