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Man charged with unlawful sexual intercourse

A 21-year-old man accused of having sex with a minor was on Monday denied bail.

Prosecutors allege that Ashton Sturrup, 21, of University Drive, had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl on May 29.

Sturrup was not required to enter a plea to the charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.

She denied bail because magistrates lack the jurisdiction to consider bail for the offence.

Sturrup returns to court on September 8.

At that time, prosecutors intend to fast-track the matter to the Supreme Court for trial.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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