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Mar 13, 2020

A Second Attempt by Jeremy Bermudez to Get Bail

Norman Rodriguez

A special constable who is charged with eight counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor today made his second appearance before a Supreme Court Judge to seek bail while he awaits his trial. But his application could not be reviewed because the documents pertaining to his case were served too late for his attorney to review them.  The special constable, Jeremy Bermudez will have to wait until next week Friday to appear a third time before the Supreme Court to apply for bail.  Bermudez’ attorney, Norman Rodriguez told News 5 today that while he is happy the matter is still alive; he was disappointed that they could not proceed for yet another week with the bail application.

 

Norman Rodriguez, Attorney for Special Constable Jeremy Bermudez

“The prosecution or the crown brought its objection and I was supposed to respond to the objection. It sort of poses a challenge because the prosecution came with something different from what they said last week and that is one of my contentions. I did not have time to review the objections or to take instructions from my client because it was only served to my office yesterday afternoon and I was out of the city in San Ignacio. This morning I didn’t have the opportunity to provide my client with those objections and allow him to instruct me on how to proceed. So the judge allowed me the opportunity to prepare a response for my client.”
The charges against Bermudez arose out of a report that from July of 2018 up to February of this year, he was sexually active with a girl, who was thirteen years old when the first incident occurred.  Bermudez was attached to the Precinct 1 Police Station up to the time of his arrest.  His case will resume in the Magistrate’s Court on April 21st. 


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