The male victim, now 17, told the court that he lied to police in his statement
Keon “Gambis” Williams, 35, walked out of court a free man after Justice Adolph Lucas, Sr., instructed the jury to find him not guilty. This came about after the first witness, the now 17-year-old victim of the alleged unnatural crime and aggravated assault, took the stand and told the court that his mother made him give the report to police.
He also told the court that he wants to drop the case and what he told the police in his statement was a lie. When asked by the Crown’s representative, Kaysha Grant, if he was threatened or promised anything to make such a statement to the court, the minor replied no.
According to police, the child and his mother went to the police station and reported that sometime in November of 2009, the child, then 14, was at the BTL Park on Albert Street when he was approached by Gambis, whom he had known for three years. Gambis told him to take off his pants, after which Gambis turned him around and had anal sex with him.
The alleged victim told police that again on December of 2009, Gambis again tried to have sex with him, but he was unable to do so after a passerby intervened and saved him.
Gambis was arrested on January and charged on January 12, 2010, and was denied bail after an objection was made that he posed a threat to the victim since he had attempted to assault him a second time.
That objection was upheld by the magistrate and Gambis was remanded — or rather, was supposed to be remanded. But instead, he managed to escape from lawful custody and was on the run for 10 days before police apprehended him.
After the victim took the stand and denied the allegations, the judge asked him why was it that he couldn’t remember what he told the police. The minor replied “Because my mother told me that she had dropped the charge.”
The judge then told the minor that “There will be a day when you will need the services of the police and they will think twice before believing you.”
The annoyance of the judge was visible, as he told the court that “I wish the day would come when the law allows for people to be charged for making false reports to police and charged costs for wasting my time, the police’s time and the time of the people.”
The minor was then told “Leave from my sight…move from there!”
After the minor left the court, the judge then instructed the jury to find Gambis not guilty of both charges.