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May 7, 2015

Burrell Boom Resident Remanded for Sexual Assault

Jamel Seguro

A Burrell Boom resident was to get married this weekend, but instead he will be behind bars for Sexual Assault upon a Child. This morning, twenty-one year old  Jamel Seguro appeared in court before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith seeking bail for the sexual allegation made against him. But this afternoon bail was denied and Seguro now finds himself at the Central Prison. He is accused of molesting a nine year old girl whose injuries are consistent with her claim. Seguro pleaded not guilty to the offense which it is alleged took place on April twenty-third. He told the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, that the child fabricated the story since she had been coached to say so by her father and that she has since recanted. According to the nine year old student, Seguro, a close friend to her family, took her to a river and whilst they were swimming, he touched her inappropriately on her private part. This weekend, the accused was to get married to a relative of the alleged victim; he claims, the child does not want him to get married to the relative and this is why she made up the story against him.

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