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17th July 2024

  

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HIGH COURT JUDGE MADAM JUSTICE VICTORIA CHARLES-CLARKE HANDED DOWN SENTENCE TO 23-YEAR-OLD SHON CADORE AT THE ST. GEORGE’S NO. 2 HIGH COURT ON WEDNESDAY.

CADORE WAS REPRESENTED IN COURT BY ATTORNEY JERRY EDWIN, WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL IN HIS APPEAL FOR A NON-CUSTODIAL SENTENCE FOR HIS CLIENT.

THE OFFENSE DATES BACK TO MARCH 2019 AND HAS RESULTED IN THE 12-YEAR-OLD VICTIM CONCEIVING A CHILD.

ALTHOUGH SHE WAS UNDERAGE AND UNABLE TO GIVE CONSENT TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ACCORDING TO LAW, ATTORNEY EDWIN NOTED THAT THE THEN 12-YEAR-OLD VICTIM ADMITTED TO INVITING CADORE TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL FROLIC WITH HER.

WITH SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST UNDERAGE GIRLS DOMINATING THE ASSIZES LIST, ATTORNEY EDWIN BELIEVES THE TIME HAS COME FOR OUR SCHOOLS TO ADOPT A MORE SERIOUS APPROACH TO SEX EDUCATION.

CADORE, WHO IS ORIGINALLY FROM CONCORD, ST. JOHN, WAS ALSO ORDERED TO UNDERGO COUNSELING AND PLACED ON A BOND TO KEEP THE PEACE FOR THREE YEARS.

HE WAS ALSO PROHIBITED FROM SOCIALISING WITH UNDERAGE GIRLS DURING THE 3-YEAR PERIOD.

ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL LAND HIM BACK BEFORE THE HIGH COURT FOR SENTENCING.

MEANWHILE, IN AN UNRELATED SEX MATTER, ATTORNEY EDWIN IS ALSO PROVIDING LEGAL COUNSEL FOR 21-YEAR-OLD KIMRON GEORGE OF MT. HORNE ST. ANDREW, WAS ALSO SCHEDULED FOR SENTENCING ON WEDNESDAY IN CONNECTION WITH AN INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED AT HIS HOME APPROXIMATELY 2-YEARS AGO.

GEORGE PLEADED GUILTY TO HAVING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A FEMALE UNDER THE AGE OF 16, WHICH IS THE AGE OF CONSENT.

THE COURT CONSIDERED IMPOSING A NON-CUSTODIAL SENTENCE FOR THE OFFENCE HOWEVER, EXPRESSED CONCERN FOR THE WELL-BEING OF GEORGE WHO AT PRESENT DOES NOT HAVE A PLACE TO RESIDE ONCE RELEASED.

THE COURT HAS TAKEN THIS INTO CONSIDERATION AND TOOK A DECISION TO PUSH BACK SENTENCING TO NEXT MONDAY AS EFFORTS CONTINUE TO FIND A SUITABLE HOME FOR THE NOW-CONVICTED MAN.

ATTORNEY EDWIN HAS EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT CHILDREN WHO ARE ARRESTED FOR ENGAGING IN SEXUAL FROLIC SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN CUSTODIAL SENTENCES.

 

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