Addison Browne found guilty of rape

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Addison Browne was found guilty of rape by jury trial.

Browne was convicted before Justice Ann-Marie Smith yesterday.

He was the bus driver accused of tying up a minor and raping her in his vehicle.

It is said that one afternoon in April 2019, the man, who is in his 40s, raped the then 13-year-old girl when charged with dropping her home in his private vehicle. (Observer Newsco)

BACK GROUND

It is said that one afternoon in April 2019, the man, who is in his 40s, raped the then 13-year-old girl when charged with dropping her home in his private vehicle.

The alleged victim was the first to take the stand in the jury trial before Justice Ann-Marie Smith.

She told the court that she had known the accused for about five months before the incident because he was a bus driver for the route where she resided at the time.

The young girl said that on the day of the incident, she and her aunt were waiting outside their home for a bus to go into town, and in short order the defendant pulled up and offered them a ride.

She said that the man told them that he had to stop at KFC first, and her aunt said that she did not mind, and also asked if he could pick up her friend.

After making those stops, the defendant dropped her aunt and her friend in front of the St John’s Police Station but “my aunt told him that she forgot her phone home, and if he could drop me back home for it. He said okay, no problem,” she recounted.

She went on to tell the court that on their way to the house she fell asleep because “I got into a car accident the week before, and the pills that they gave me makes me fall asleep”.

The child said that she felt the car stop and opened her eyes to realise that her hands and feet were tied with a white rope. The man had stopped under a tree somewhere in Potters.

“I was scared,” she said.

She recalled that the man came to the back seat where she was sitting, pulled back the seat, pulled down her underwear and removed his pants.

“I was trying to come out, but I couldn’t come out of the rope,” she stated.

She claimed that he then raped her, before putting her underwear back on, and his pants.

He then drove her home. The girl said that it wasn’t until they got to the house that he untied her and threatened to kill her along with her mother if she told anyone what had happened.

She said that, in fright, she ran straight into the house and took a shower.

The defendant’s lawyer Lawrence Daniels then got his turn to question the witness.

He suggested that the girl did not tell the police about the accident which caused her to be on medication in her initial statement, but the witness was adamant that she did.

She also told the court that the statement was not read back to her, neither was she given it to read as is standard procedure.

The defence also scrutinised the girl’s evidence, asking her how the accused was able to put on or take off her underwear if her feet were tied with rope.

The alleged victim explained that her undergarment was not taken off completely.

The minor’s aunt was the second to testify. She corroborated the girl’s story about being offered a ride by the defendant, and then requesting that he take the complainant back home.

She admitted to the defence that she accepted the ride because the accused was never disrespectful or “forward”.

The girl’s mother then told the court that it was after she scolded the child for opening a Facebook account that the child revealed what had apparently happened.

The mother added that when she found out, she got upset and ran out of the house to confront the accused, but was stopped by her boyfriend.

The trial was adjourned until today

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41 COMMENTS

    • @Hmmmmm…karma is a #Bitch ain’t it?
      You can reply as…
      #BONG
      #Just Saying
      #Shefield Bowen Shot…

      Or, any other alias which you use on this portal. But, it seems like the ‘spittle’ that you’ve being spitting in the air, to fall on Bowen like rain, has fallen back as snow, on your #Top_Dawg.

      Karma, is a holy, wholesome #bitch, ain’t she?

      Ras Smood aka Jumbee Picknee
      Son of Mami_Wata & Papa_Elegba!

      • Is your name Karma? My name not Addison neither do I know him. anyone guilty of rape need jail. could a be Selassie I or Pope francis.

        -keep guessing. 1 more strike “karma”

  1. Wait isn’t that Gaston Browne’s brother? I guess he did not listen to his big brother about the issue of rape and men should treat women with respect.

  2. Yo, Browne_Boy inna de ring,
    squeal like a pig, when the crew at 1735 take turns, jamming iron on you. Just be sure to speak in English, and tell us which #ORDER, indoctrinated you!

  3. The mother should be jailed for sending her daughter with an acquaintance or stranger knowing that her daughter was on medication. Sometimes, some parents would make decisions without thinking that would later damage their children especially their young girls. I pray that the teenager gets the help she needed to overcome this ordeal.

    • I was wondering instead of the political bashing when someone with a little common sense was gonna interject. To send your child with a STRANGER, to me, is pure MADNESS!

  4. I know Addi to be a good quiet youth growing up!!! This really surprise me… Sorry to hear about this. Really sorry for the victim and sorry to hear Addi drop inna this!!!!.

  5. There is a man with a mustache I always hear people say his god daughter has become his wife, I hope these traits are not passed down.

  6. There was a RAPIST ON THE LOOSE.I am just wandering a who he related to inna ANTIGUA.I have heard that same name before in an announcement a week ago. Then again there are several persons inna ANTIGUA WITH THAT SAME LAST NAME. However,I have only heard of one ADDISON BROWNE. It really never ceases to amaze me. During that trial it never came out anywhere that he was related to a person of many means. I never thought that any one related to that “person of many means could RAPE ANYONE”.When you spit into the air it could fall right back into your faces. When you dig that ditch for someone. Just remember where you did dig it.For you,could fall into said ditch.

  7. Does this guy work at apua and drive bus? Does he have family in the Bethesda area? It’s a lose lose for both him and the minor😏

  8. Why are we linking the action of one to a relative? Despite the relation, there has never been a case where a family is charged for the sins of another. We can be raised in the same household with the same parents but make different life decisions as we get the adult stage.
    Hate is karma too. Be careful how you gloat. Life has the last laugh.

    • Hey, Dave I guess it doesn’t matter to you when Gaston goes after the relatives of others. For you, that is ok.
      Your infatuation with Gaston is, shall we say ” interesting”

    • Shut your rainbow 🌈 looking self up. You never heard when his brother was being nasty telling lies about the UPP candidates?

      Always making fucking excuse. He’s always being nasty like a fucking ghetto gutter bitch. Now the lies he told or mentioned about others turns out to be truth in his fucking family.

      You dave ray is like the same shit you dabbled in. You never see the wrongs of Gaston.

    • Poor comrade Dave Ray, these days you stop masquerading as an independent and return to your roots, supporting the cabol ALP

    • @Dave Ray:You are making me wanting to vomit on you. Have you in your wildest dreams ever listened to your man,Gaston Browne? He would ridicule persons who are related to those who criticizes his leadership or a lack there of. Just about 3 weeks ago. He was on his Cesspool Radio Station with the other Roaches. He was accusing a Candidate of the UPP of Raping a lady. When she was a little girl. He did say so more than once. Now the truth rises to the top in the Courts in Antigua. Let me hear what he has to say on Cesspool Radio Station with the Cockroaches on Saturday. Who was really the RAPIST OF THAT LITTLE GIRL OF WHICH HE DID SPEAK?

      • … also note my PRESCIENT words (especially in the last two paragraphs) in the comments section also on the 4th of June 2022 …

  9. Stop the ring around the rosy. A Gaston brotha. All are you so damn sensitive and afraid. Afraid of what? The man is the so called PM brotha and it is not a crime to say so.

    What we well now know that the deflection, insinuation, assassination and mud dung of UPP candidates was all a diversion of his brothers impending fate.

    The manipulation and deceitfulness cannot be ignored by this ingrate who is a Prime Minister.

    Call the Labor Convention. Your fait accompli awaits you. Asot waiting on you.

  10. It’s about time his child mother was a minor when he first started to date her how come no one neva see nothing by that long time he like to watch little girls since she going Jennings school he troubling her only if had father had put a stop to it she would be better off

  11. Hope the young lady and her mother get therapy , counseling . What kind of help do the health ministry have in place for victims?

  12. All Rapest went found guilty .. to be lock away for good. I wish the pm n other will see how DREADFUL Raping is. N put propper sentence for these people

  13. I know this guy.. tbh and addi would never do this. Yes he likes young girl am not gonna lie but I am going to say this ..
    he didn’t rape her .. that girl and him had what they had and it was and misunderstanding and she say whateve she said but addison would never do this … I know Addison .. he didn’t tie up nobody and do anything

    • Asshole……did you hear how old the child is? Did you hear the verdict? He IS a rapist. No 13 year old child can give a grown OLD man consent. He forced himself on her. She is not mentally developed to make that decision and her recount of the rape was spot on. Her testimony was solid. A jury of his peers found him guilty based on evidence and testimony. What is needed here is support for the victim so she can heal. Until you have been raped you have NO idea what she has, is, and will continue to go through. The trauma of rape never leaves a person, it is forever a part of that person’s life they just learn to cope. It’s time to support the victim.

      • I wonder if you know some of these school girls… They not easy same way…. Some of them it fall off from their mother. They see what their mother do live and follow sometimes it’s money. And some parents know this. When the mother don’t have any money and the man going around the mother the guy will be interested in the daughter too and offer big money just to have sex with the child and the mother will accept it why because of money. There are two sides to a story let’s not forget that.

  14. The ABLP and it’s leadership abhors the abuse of our women and girls and insist that those who violate should face the full force of the law.

    Unlike the UPP, we do shield these perverts from the law, irrespective of relations by consanguinity.

    There are two rapists candidates within the UPP, who are unfit to govern and should be punished for their abuse of our women and children.

    The irony is, the leadership of the UPP is of their abuse, but continue to shield them.

    • It’s about time caz he was always bothering me offering me things and I refused it y’all c tht ADDISON BROWNE tht y’all know it’s not the same ADDISON BROWNE nomore. God has a special place for him, but nvr the less y’all keep y’all underage girls away from dem bus man dung a west bus station.

  15. When Ian Magis Hughes was convicted for molesting a child by way of attempting to kiss her, Gaston Browne had all evil to say and Daryl Matthew in parliament advocated to pass the law preventing child molesters and rapists from being around areas where children are. All well and good and as Cutie advocate for a registry tell them put Addison Browne aka Gaston brother in there by first name directory. Dave Ray sorry for you, I wish you come on Big Issues after Father’s Day and chat you BS

  16. moderation
    The ABLP and it’s leadership abhors the abuse of our women and girls and insist that those who violate should face the full force of the law.

    Unlike the UPP, we do shield these perverts from the law, irrespective of relations by consanguinity.

    There are two rapists candidates within the UPP, who are unfit to govern and should be punished for their abuse of our women and children.

    The irony is, the leadership of the UPP is of aware of their abuse, but continue to shield them.
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    • Who wrote this drivel, the senator who forged your signature?
      Call the names if you have evidence to support your nonsense, I remind you that woman beating in Villa park, was also an abuse of women.

  17. You need to chat less Gaston Browne. You make no sense at all at all at all. Take your brains from your bottom.

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