“Since I reach home he asked me if I ain’t want deh with he. He told me he want to do all kind of sexual things to me so I cuss him up,” were the words of a 23-year-old man who was today fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to a threatening language charge.
Terrence Thomas of Lamaha Street, Kitty pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on June 1 at 138 Lamaha Street, Kitty he made use of threatening language towards 52-year-old Keith Mckenzie.
Thomas appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
According to information, the defendant and the virtual complainant reside at the same address but live in separate houses.
The court heard the men were on speaking terms until Thomas brought his girlfriend to live with him. Shortly after, the woman and Mckenzie were involved in an argument and she damaged his property. She was later charged with the offence and sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment.
On the day in question, Thomas was at home when he was confronted by Mckenzie who proposed that they become engaged in a sexual relationship. Thomas, in addressing the court, said, “He told me he wanted a sexual relationship with me and he gon’ do all kind things to me so I get upset and I started to cuss him.”
The magistrate, after listening to both sides, fined Thomas $10,000 or in default two weeks’ imprisonment for the offence.