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Man on bail for allegedly grabbing post woman’s buttocks

A man who is accused of grabbing a post woman’s buttocks while she was delivering mail was on Friday charged and released on $30,000 bail for the offence.

33-year-old  Jason Yarris, a labourer, of 31 Benn Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Yarris pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 24, 2020, at Benn Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, he sexually assaulted a woman by touching her buttocks without her consent.

Facts presented by the prosecutor stated that on the day in question, at around 08:45 hrs, the woman who was riding her bicycle, was delivering mail in the vicinity of Benn and John Streets, Werk-en-rust, Georgetown. The court heard that when the woman entered 31 Benn Street, the accused approached her from behind and pulled her bicycle by the seat as if he wanted to take it away from her.

The woman then pulled away her bicycle and Yarris grabbed her buttocks and walked away. The woman then continued delivering her mail and while exiting the yard, Yarris who was standing at the entrance stretched out his hands in an attempt to grab her breast.

The woman being fearful began to shout and neighbours came to her rescue. The woman then completed her mail delivery and reported the matter to the Police station. Yarris was arrested and charged. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on March 17, 2021.