Man accused of raping six-year-old niece
A 39-year-old man accused of raping his six-year-old niece was on Monday denied bail.
Prosecutors alleged that the resident of southwestern New Providence violated the little girl from December 2019 to February 2020.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the child’s identity, did not have to enter a plea to the incest charge when he appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.
He was also not required to plead to allegations that he indecently assaulted the same girl during the period he allegedly raped her.
Prosecutors intend to fast-track both cases to the Supreme Court by a voluntary bill of indictment on September 4.
The accused was remanded to prison but can seek bail in the Supreme Court.
He was among four suspects accused of sex crimes yesterday.
Romeko Williams, 21, appeared before McKinney accused of the rape of a 21-year-old woman.
The incident allegedly took place on June 23.
Williams, of Gamble Heights, did not have to enter a plea to the charge.
He was denied bail and returns to court on September 4 for a voluntary bill of indictment.
Two men from San Salvador appeared before Magistrate Sandradee Gardiner charged with the statutory rape of the same girl.
Terrance Storr, 21, is accused of molesting the girl, now 15, since December 2018.
He was refused bail and returns to court on August 4.
Carlson Newton, 25, allegedly molested the girl between December 1, 2019 and May 31.
He, too, returns to court on August 4.