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Man charged with unlawful sexual intercourse

A 27-year-old man accused of having sex with an underage girl was on Friday denied bail.

Basil Cumberbatch, of Johnson Close, appeared before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux charged with one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.

Prosecutors allege that Cumberbatch had sex with a 15-year-old girl on September 7.

Cumberbatch did not have to enter a plea to the charge.

Prosecutors intend to fast-track the matter to the Supreme Court for trial with the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment on December 4.

On that date, Cumberbatch will receive the statements or prosecution witnesses and learn the date of his arraignment in the Supreme Court.

Turnquest-Deveaux remanded Cumberbatch to prison because she doesn’t have the authority to consider bail for the offense.

However, Cumberbatch can apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

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Artesia Davis

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

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