Former Minister of Public Infrastructure and Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) David Patterson, today made his first court appearance after he was charged for exposing his genitals.
Patterson appeared before Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The MP was slapped with three charges: exposing his genitals, an offence which falls under the Sexual Offences Act; provoking a breach of the peace to cause alarm or distress; and using obscene language.
Patterson denied the charges and he was placed on $50,000 bail for exposing his genitals and $10,000 for each of the other two charges.
The three charges are in relation to an incident which occurred on July 16, 2023, at the property of Ramroop Odit located at Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown. It is alleged that on the day in question the MP exposed his genitals to Odit as well as used obscene language towards him.
No objection to bail was made by Police Legal Adviser, Mandel Moore. Patterson was represented by attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes.
The Member of Parliament is expected to make his next court appearance on September 11, 2023.
According to reports, Patterson was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he was in proximity of Odit’s property to urinate. It is alleged that Patterson was asked to desist from doing so, however he ignored the warning and continued to urinate.
Odit later filed a report with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and this led to Patterson being arrested on Wednesday but released on $200,000 station bail.