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Serette Granted $10K Bail

Fifty-one-year-old Stephen Serrette was granted $10,000 bail from Supreme Court Justice Vera Watkins on Tuesday.

According to court dockets, Serette had sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old that is related to him.

Police also say that between 2011 and 2012, Serrette had sexual intercourse with an eight-year-old boy, who is also related to him.

In addition, dockets say that between 2011 and 2012, Serrette aided and abetted in the two boys committing incest with each other.

Representing the Christian People Movement (CPM) leader in the Supreme Court, Ramona Farquharson-Seymour told Justice Watkins that her client was a Bahamian citizen born in Eleuthera.

However Justice Watkins said she would need to see documents to support his citizenship.

Mrs. Farquharson-Seymour said she did not have them however both his parents were in court and could provide the documents needed.

The attorney then said she did not expect citizenship to be an issue.

She also told the judge her client is the proprietor of the Noni Way Café Restaurant along with his ex-wife however the judge still asked about his citizenship.

“With a name like Serrette, I must ask,” Justice Watkins said.

“When I see the names Johnson or Rolle I don’t question citizenship.”

The judge then told the attorney that it is her duty to ask to determine whether her client would be a flight risk.

Mrs. Farquharson-Seymour then tried to convince the judge that because of her client’s position in his church and all his businesses reporting conditions would suffice as opposed to an electronic monitoring device.

She told the judge her client lived with his parents since November of last year and that there were many conditions other than electronic monitoring that the judge could impose.

The judge disagreed and granted Serrette $10,000 bail with two sureties.

He will also be fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet, can not come within 100 feet of the complainants and has to surrender all his travel documents until the completion of the case.

Serrette must also report to the Cable Beach Police Station every Monday and Thursday before 6:00 p.m.

He will next return to court on July 16 when he will be served with a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

The prosecution did not object the bail.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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