ANN has reliably been informed that one of the Wales scholarship holders who left this country in January has been accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Vincentian scholar.
According to reports reaching ANN, the matter is currently being investigated by the police in Wales and the University. It is alleged that the sexual assault took place not too long after the students arrived in Wales. ANN has also been informed that the alleged offender has been removed from the University’s premises and is in the custody of the police.
ANN was able to contact the accused and he was able to confirm that he was detained and questioned in relation to the accusations. He however says that he has since been released because the allegations have proven to be false. He has said that the matter is over and no further action will be taken at this point.
A source close to the accused told us that “both individuals were in a relationship and things got sour after the accused decided to leave the relationship and moved on with another Vincentian student “. Attempts were made to contact the victim for comment went unsuccessful
Attempts to contact the University for a comment have been unsuccessful.
In January, 37 students left St Vincent to pursue undergraduate studies in various fields, under a scholarship programme between the University of Wales Trinity St David and the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
ANN will keep you updated as information comes to hand.