Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Miss Sejilla Mc Dowall has appealed the sentences imposed by Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett, in the matter involving 70-year-old Lancelot Ollivierre of Bequia . Ollivierre was given an 18- month suspended sentence for a year, after he was found guilty of indecently assaulting a 6 year old child.
Efforts by ANN to reach the DPP on Saturday were unsuccessful, however, Senior Prosecutor in the DPP’s office, Karim Nelson, confirmed that the appeal was filed last Tuesday. He disclosed that it was filed on two grounds : The Learned Magistrate erred in imposing a suspended sentence. The sentence was unduly lenient having regard to the circumstances of the case. Nelson also told ANN that “the next sitting of the appeal is in October, but this matter will not likely be called then. I expect to see it on the list for the following sitting”.
Ollivierre will remain free until the appeal is heard.