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Man weeps as he denies sexual assault charge

A Haitian man accused of indecently assaulting a coworker he had offered a ride denied the accusation yesterday.

Loody Loriston, 30, cried as he refuted the woman’s claims in his testimony.

Prosecutors say that Loriston touched the woman inappropriately on January 25.

The woman, who had recently relocated to New Providence from a Family Island, said that she accepted a ride from Loriston.

She said that he was supposed to take her to her home in Market Street, but he took a route unfamiliar to her before he parked through a dead end in Hillside Estates and touched her breast and genitals.

The woman said she fought him off and ran to a nearby house. She didn’t tell the woman about the assault, but told her that she needed a ride.

Magistrate Samuel McKinney will give his decision on April 16.

Inspector Philip Davis prosecuted and Keevon Maynard appears for Loriston.

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
Anti-Corruption Unit