Two brothers were on Thursday (May 15) fined $100 each for unlawfully assaulting their 20-year-old step-brother, whom they claimed molested their younger brother in Bagatelle, Castries, on Sunday December, 29, 2013.
The virtual complainant told the court he was at a friend’s house on the December 2013 incident when his stepbrothers age 16 and 17 showed up there with a cutlass and stick in search of him.
He said while sitting on the banister of his friend’s house, his step-brothers approached him to question him about performing sexual acts on their young brother. The young man claimed he had no memory of such incident.
The teenagers hit him two lashes to the shoulder with a cutlass and used a stick to beat him about his body.
The defendants had plead guilty to the assault charges on February 28, 2014, and testified that their actions were in defense of their younger brother.
The minor told the court that his 20-year-old step-brother touched him inappropriately and performed oral sex on him.