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Jane Usher Boulevard man accused of raping and assaulting woman with a frying pan; is remanded with no bail

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2023. 9:46 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: 59-year-old Gilroy Ciego will spend the end of the year in the Central Prison if he cannot apply for bail on charges of rape, aggravated assault, and harm after being denied bail in Magistrate’s Court today.

Ciego, a resident of the Jane Usher Boulevard area is accused of raping a woman on October 14; committing aggravated assault on her with a frying pan and causing harm to her.

No plea was taken in court as the rape charge is an indictable offense and would be tried in the High Court if enough evidence is gathered. While a Magistrate’s hands are not tied in granting bail for this offense as opposed to unlawful sexual intercourse and incest, for example, in this case, there was an objection and the Senior Magistrate agreed. Ciego was unable to tell the court in his own defense why he should be granted bail.

Ciego comes back to court on January 16, 2024; if the High Court were to deny him bail, he would not be able to apply again at the lower court until after 90 days or three months on remand.

 

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