Tuesday, October 4, 2022
By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A 41-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison yesterday for the indecent assault of a 10-year-old girl last December.
Jason Eneas faced Magistrate Kendra Kelly for the continuation of his indecent assault trial. This comes after the minor’s tearful recounting of the incident in a previous court appearance. The magistrate retold the court that on December 5, 2021, in the early morning hours, a naked Eneas entered the 10-year-old’s room and proceeded to touch her stomach and chest.
While the accused tried to pursue the victim into another room, the 10-year-old successfully managed to run away from him.
The accused has prior convictions.
After reviewing the evidence and stating her belief in the minor’s testimony, the magistrate found Eneas guilty of the offence and convicted him yesterday.
Eneas was sentenced to two-and-a-half years at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, with time served from his arrest on December 7, 2021, reducing his prison time to about 18 months.
Eneas was also informed of his right to appeal the court’s sentencing within seven days.