Five men, ranging in age from 23 to 69 being led away from court in Govenor’s Harbour after being arraigned on charges in reference to alleged unlawful sexual intercourse

(Eleuthera, Bahamas)  The Royal Bahamas Police Force in Eleuthera in cooperation with the Department of Social Services, after conducting investigations into two reports of unlawful sexual intercourse last week, arrested thirteen people, who were questioned as suspects in relation to both sad cases, which involved the assault of two minor females, inclusive of a reported pregnancy. Eight of those suspects were later released pending ongoing investigations.

Five of the thirteen suspects were arraigned at the magistrates court in Governors Harbour on Monday, October 3rd, 2016, formally charged with unlawful sexual intercourse. The five charged men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until January 23, 2017. They were flown to New Providence on an afternoon flight from South Eleuthera.

“We intend to proceed with this trial by way of a voluntary bill of indictment,” explained Police Superintendent Christopher Wright, Officer In Charge of the Eleuthera District, following the arraignment proceedings on Monday morning.  He continued, “The file will now go to the Attorney General’s office, where they will prepare documents to serve on those men when they return to court, and to give to their lawyers before we go to trial.”