Man remanded to prison for grabbing City Policewoman’s breast

A man who was recently charged and released on bail for grabbing a postwoman’s buttocks has been remanded to prison for a similar offence.  This time around, 33-year-old Jason Yarris of Lot 31 Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, is accused of grabbing a City Policewoman’s breast.

Before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, Yarris pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on December 7, 2020, at Water Street, Georgetown,  he sexually assaulted a woman by grabbing her breast without her consent.

At the time of the incident, the virtual complainant was acting in the execution of her duties. According to reports, on the day in question, the woman was at Water Street, Georgetown carrying out her duty when Yarris walked up to her and grabbed her breast, and walked away.

The matter was reported and Yarris was arrested and charged for the offense. Magistrate Daily remanded Yarris to prison citing that he was previously charged with a similar offense. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on May 10, 2021, for report.

On March 5, 2021, Yarris appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a similar charge. He had 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 Bent and John Streets, Werk-en-rust, Georgetown. The court heard that when the woman entered 31 Benn Street, Yarris approached her from behind and pulled her bicycle by the seat as if he wanted to take it away.

The woman then pulled away from 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.