55-year-old man sentenced to 18 months in prison for sex with minor

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Fifty-five-year-old Clefoster John was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on Friday for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl last year.

John pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 16.

The child developed a crack habit after running away from home.

The court heard John, who also had a crack habit in the early 1990s, understood her plight and decided to let her stay in his home where he gave her money and food.

John was 54 years old when he had sex with the child in Grays Farm on two different days in June of 2019.

He was aware of her age since he had known her for some years.

The defendant’s lawyer told the court his client was trying to help the girl and their relations grew close.

He added John was not trying to groom her or exploit her addiction for sex.

Justice Iain Morley assessed the crime was in the lowest consequence category, ‘Category 3’ and highest seriousness level, ‘Level A’ of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court sentencing guidelines for the offence.

He said he arrived at category 3 since category 1 and 2 factors were not present in the case.

The offence was assessed at level A because of the great disparity of age.

Category 3A put the starting sentence at 20% of the 10-year maximum, which is 2 years.

The judge said there was an aggravation since the child was particularly vulnerable due to being an addict, and there was ejaculation so the starting point was adjusted upwards by nine months to 33 months.

The sentence was later adjusted downwards to 18 months for each count after the court considered that John had no relevant previous convictions and he pleaded guilty.

The sentences were ordered to run concurrently since the offences were a part of the same event.

This means John will spend a total of 18 months in prison.

33 COMMENTS

  1. 55 years old? Who does this senior citizen this he is anyway? He’s all dried up, and ugly as sin. Yuk!!! We should start with casturation, followed by life in 1735. They know how to deal with pedophiles there.

    • @Kristi
      https://antiguanewsroom.com/intl-grandmother-distraught-after-ghanaian-toyboy-conned-her-out-of-18000/

      Always see things the way they are not with your emotions….

      A group of MEN decided that at a certain age 16 it is okay to have sex, does that make sense to you? At one time those same MEN said age 11 was okay to have sex, better yet prior to that it was age 9, Kristi is this a sensible approach to civility?

      Then the justice system rewards him with a reduced sentence because this is the first time he got caught, how sick is that Kristi? I do not know the facts of the matter but when he gets out of prison if she so desire they can continue their relationship, so what then? “let her stay in his home where he gave her money and food”

      • I Don’t think Antigua take having sex with minors very serious. The damn whole country filled with a bunch of old perverted men. I once was told of a teenager who was sleeping with a Doctor n she was only 16 .Ladies and Gentlemen what number comes before 16 15 exactly. No one else believe that 16 is too young for grown men to have sex with young girls ? As I’m writing this I feel like I want to VOMIT seriously no joke. IT WAS THE LOWEST CATEGORY WFT . Don’t know how Judge’s n politicians go home n sleep at night . This is not the first time I’ve read about this type of case n sentencing . Grown MEN KNOW BETTER N SHOULD NOT B PENETRATING 15 AN 16 YEAR OLD GIRLS RAISE THE DAMN AGE TO 18 SO MANY WOMEN OUT THERE .. SICKNESS!!!

        • @ Antiguan from afar
          The problem is not the law, we have a people problem….

          If we had a lesser educated people with a heightened reliance on our duality these issues would not exist as much. We would see each other as self, and hurting self is a rarity.

        • So maybe you don’t know about this major investor who has a mansion where he entertains the flower of our young womanhood, and how they fight each other for who will be his bed warmer on any given night. And maybe you don’t know that he is supported by a major politician who has his own thing going, and how they often exchange the flower of our young womanhood between them. Maybe you might not see this as a major crisis for our young families and how young women will view relationships with young men like me who might not be able to give them all the things they have grown accustomed to including life in a mansion with a sea view swimming pool.
          We are so ph@#^#*$cked.

          • @Lost Virtue
            What you are saying is still a people problem, people has virtue not laws and law enforcement….

            Some people go to a hotel to work, while others go to have fun, some uses a lighter to light their cigar while others use it to light a candle.

            Its because we were educated that material things are wealth why this scourge exist.

        • Let’s not forget you are the one who has dissed all of our founders who were Black democratic socialists and progressive labour people (red and blue). Aren’t you are the guy who told us there are Antiguans for Trump? Name one. I assume (?) you are against each and every pedophile and child molester in this country. De-nut all proven child molesters and pedophiles, without any sympathy whatsoever. Then lock them up in 1735 for forty years. The boys in 1735 know how to deal with pedophiles.

          • @Justice
            I did all that? HA Ha
            Face the truth and admit you don’t like me but I dare to challenge your opinions.

          • @Justice
            I didn’t diss all of Antigua’s founding fathers red and Blue! Don’t try to put your words into my mouth.
            What I did did say, was to make the truthful observations that from independence to today, Antigua has been a LABOR government. That BOTH the leadership and the opposition parties have always been LABOR. I also said that LABOR is politically LEFTIST which is true. I said that by whatever the leftists choose to call themselves, be it Black Democratic Socialist, Socialists, Progressives, Fabian Socialist Christian Socialist, Communist or whatever, they ALL represent the same values of the LEFT. I said that all the men you mentioned could be placed into one of those categories.
            Now I ask you… Where is the disrespect in ANYTHING I’ve said?
            Are you challenging any of these facts?

            If you look into EVERY LEFTS constitution you will find the phrase, “FOR THE COMMON GOOD”. This translates into common speech as, ‘You only have the rights we say you do’. Leftist have NEVER protect a citizens INDIVIDUAL rights… The unalienable rights given to every person by GOD.

  2. If this World wasn’t so, #Crazee, maybe,(please excuse the commas, I have to pause, and take some deep breaths), yes; if, this, world, was, not, so, phucking(please excuse the phonics as well) #Crazy, I, would, be, insane…

    Now, back to the future. Pedophilia has being rampant, and tolerated for Centuries; please check the records, of the churches vestries, and the Sealed court documents, regarding abuse of children.
    While, it does not excuse the Perps behavior, in this day and age, We have to be honest with Ourselves, and demand more stringent Laws, to align with todays lifestyles, otherwise, Judges & Magistrates will continued, to be blamed, for lenient sentences. Their hands are tied by the “Law.”
    Now, the question beg, why are Our Law makers reluctant, to address this scourge, on Our Culture, or is it in their best interest, not to address this vexing issue?

    • The thing happens in the world of Rastafari, too, and those in Africa not only castrate the idiots but stone them to death afterwards. That’s Rasta justice in the homeland. Good for them.

      • @King___I…on the roads which I travelled, to include, those over the mountains and through the valleys, as I came to many #CrossRoads where Orders, sects, cultures, religions etc, collides, which at this point, the #Summation of their Forces equals to zero; I, am humbly reminded, that non, no not one is infallible, and #All have their shortcomings.
        At one such #CrossRoad where I work #Obeah, shake, rattle and roll, the bones of my Ancestors, Ras Tafar I appeared to I, and because of the Movement which H.I.M. Powers had produced, I Vere, veered via a path up into the mountains, then down into the Valley of the Shadow of Death, accompanied by my Spiritual guide, #Jumbee Picknee towards the River of Enlightenment.
        However, before I could reach my destination, along the way, I met many Mansions of Ras Tafar I, and observing, educating myself, as to their purpose and meaning, I came across many who were of varying nature, to include, in my opinion…thieves, liars, adulterers, fornicators, embezzler, honest men/women, wise children, wise elders, you name it.

        Here’s what my imperfect thoughts sent out into the Universe, boomerangs and say to me…
        1…perfection unto itself is no good.
        2…power cannot exist without positive and negative.
        3…I will always be surrounded, no matter what I possess. There will always be others who have more than me, less than me, in regards to what ever, and by this I am humbled; for, been a Being of water which reflects and refracts light, seeing, knowing, understanding me will be based upon your point of perspective.
        4…no one who does, encourages evil, do not and I repeat, do not want the same thing(s) done to them.
        5…I came into this Universe, and met many edicts already set, and even if, I am able to understand them, I have to #Power of choice, to accept or reject them, based upon what balances me, realizing that Nature did not create #Time, it manifest a BALANCE of Time, as its forces collide, at which point, again, their #Summation equals zero.

          • @Will…Peace with positive blessings, unto you, as well.
            Appreciating the positive vibes.
            However, I will give credit to folks like Rolston Pompey, and the system, that chase me, like a ‘Bat Out Of Hell,’ so, I had no choice but to, hide in spaces, where there were no space, in the Universe; knowing that, no where Bodily, is everywhere Spiritually!

            RASpect…

        • Ras Smood
          Speaking of ZERO… I’m reminded of a little poem I wrote many decades ago.

          Together we stand on the stage of this world, singing about the multiplicities of our division. Subtract what we have added and it amounts to zero.

  3. I’m not condoning the man’s behavior but he was, after all trying to help her with a drug problem.

    Doesn’t the girls behavior need to be addressed too? At 15 years old she should have developed enough to be able say no. After all, she thought that she was old enough to leave home. Right?

    These reply’s from women prove the point that there indeed exists enmity between the sexes.

    • If that’s what a so-called “Antiguan For Trump” thinks, then we’ve got a problem. Maybe we will have to address your behaviour next?

      • @Justice
        What did I say that offended you?

        It’s ironic that you call yourself ‘Justice’ because you’re sounding like a petty tyrant.

        If you you have free speech then so do I, according to the Antiguan constitution.

        Of course there is a phrase put into every supposed protection of the Antiguan constitution that conveniently removes the protections.
        ……………………………
        Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of this section to the extent that the law in question makes provision-
        a. that is reasonably required-
        i. in the interests of defence, public safety, public order, public morality or public health….

        It makes it look like we have civil rights but that phrase severely limits them. They aren’t absolute rights like the American bill of rights

  4. If that’s the way you really think, then we will have to take a closer look at you, especially you are the only “Antiguan for Trump” in this whole country, or then again you might not be in this country.

  5. Where are the parents of this 15 year old girl.They should be charged with something in my opinion.
    18 months in Prison for what should have been Statutory Rape.Something is wrong with those sentencing guidelines.A person could be charged with shoplifting and get more jail time than a Rapist.Go and figure that one out.The sentencing guideline needs to be revamped to reflect 2020,not 1920.This is about the fourth time,this year.Where older men have been charged with having sex with minors.Only to be given very light custodial sentences.I have read where one plead guilty.He was ordered to pay a fine,by the Court.

    • @BLACK-MAN
      Pedophilia seems to be a serious problem worldwide especially among the elite classes. It’s been going on for hundreds of years and they, oftentimes being wealthy, connected, powerful people, protect each other.

      The patriots under president Trump have been going after them and their networks for almost four years now and have arrested hundreds of these perverts and freed hundreds of trafficked, enslaved children. The ONLY president in history to do this. This a big reason why the globalists hate his so much. He is cutting off their source of revenue, sex toys, and adrenochrome.

      • @Will, it’s funny that you claim that the Trump administration has been going after phedophiles for the past four years and has caught so many of them. Applauded. Yet Trump is still walking free. Go figure.

        • CaribbeanLady
          …yet still walking free? Sounds like you’re suggesting he did something wrong. Are you attempting DEFAMATION?
          HERE ARE SOME FACTS:

          The mainstream media (MSM) has kept silent as President Donald Trump in his first two months of office has overseen the arrests of more than 1,500 pedophiles, almost four times more than the 400 pedophiles arrested under President Obama in all of 2014.

          Recent arrest reports show that more than 1,500 sexual predators were busted for their involvement in child sex-trafficking rings in the United States since January 20, the day Donald Trump was inaugurated. A joint report by the Department of Justice and FBI reveals that for the entire year 2014, President Obama oversaw only 400 similar arrests.

          Many people are taking note of these facts and asking why a so-called “objective” MSM is so selective in its reporting policies.

          It’s no coincidence that child sex-trafficking rings are under such attack by the Trump administration. On October 8, 2012, Trump tweeted, “Got to do something about these missing children grabbed by the perverts. Too many incidents — fast trial, death penalty.”

          Got to do something about these missing children grabbed by the perverts.Tweet
          At a press conference on human trafficking in the White House on February 23, Trump laid down the law: “I want to make it clear today that my administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. … A lot of you have been dealing with the federal government and it’s been much more focused over the last four weeks — I can tell you that.”

          “It’s not talked about enough,” he continued. “And we’re going to talk about it, and we’re going to bring it out into the open and hopefully we’re going to do a great deal to help prevent some of the horrific — really horrific — crimes that are taking place.”

          The MSM refuses to report on President Trump’s war on pedophiles and on child sex-trafficking rings in spite of the recent avalanche of arrests which include the following:

          Jan. 27: 42 arrested in a human trafficking operation in Tennessee
          Jan. 29: 474 arrested in California (28 sexually-exploited children were rescued)
          Jan. 18 to Feb 5: 108 arrested in Illinois sex-trafficking sting
          Jan. up until Super Bowl Sunday: 178 arrested in Texas sex-trafficking sting
          Jan: 16 arrested in Michigan for sex trafficking during the Detroit Auto Show
          Feb: 11 arrested in Virginia child-sex sting
          Feb. 14: 42 arrested in Florida child pornography related cases.

          The supposedly “unbiased” MSM has no qualms about quickly reporting on every sex abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church. The liberal media’s ever-changing morality towards the grave evils of pederasty and pedophilia, however, has caused some journalists to question whether their tears are real or fake.

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