Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Andre Kellman, was moments ago charged with sexual assault and released on $70,000 bail for allegedly kissing a woman twice without her consent.

The 54-year-old, who is in charge of operations at the airport, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on July 30, 2018, at CJIA, Timehri, East Bank Demerara, he sexually assaulted a 34-year-old woman.

During the in-camera matter, Kellman’s lawyer Glen Hanoman asked that his client be released on reasonable bail.

The magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Kellman on $70,000 bail.
He was instructed to make his next court appearance on August 27 when he will appear before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

According to information, the victim alleged that she was held and kissed twice in Kellman’s office when she visited him last year. It was reported that the woman went to Kellman’s office to ask for help in removing the wheel clamps on her employer’s vehicles.

However, while she was leaving, Kellman allegedly blocked her exit and kissed her without her permission. She then reported the matter to CJIA’s CEO Ramesh Ghir who she said promised to probe the matter. The matter was then reported to the police and, following advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kellman was charged.


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