Oranjestad- The Court has sentenced suspect C.E.M. (44) to 12 months in prison and 180 hours community service for the sexual misconduct of 2 young females. The 2 females are sisters, of which is a minor.
The Public Prosecutor had requested a 30 month prison sentence for suspect C.E.M. (44), 20 months of which were to be unconditional and a 3 year probation period. The Public Prosecutor stated that the suspect, who had a relationship with the mother of the 2 females, abused their trust.
In addition, the actions of the suspect negatively affected the relationship between the mother and her daughters. The Public Prosecutor is concerned that the suspect seems unaware of his problem and lacks self-reflection.
The Public Prosecutor recommended for the suspect receive help from the probation service. The suspect was previously detained for 10 days. The court ruled that the suspect was also obliged to rehabilitation counseling and forbidden from contacting the victims, but sentenced M. to only a conditional prison sentence and 180 community service.