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PSA President appears before magistrate today on rape charges

Public Services Association President Watson Duke

President of the Public Services Association Watson Duke appeared before Magistrate Marcia Ayers Ceaser, in the Port Of Spain Magistrate court this morning.

Duke entered the court in a suit and waved to members of the media and the public.

Reports reaching our Newsroom indicate that he was placed on five charges.

Duke was charged late Sunday night by a team of officers who received instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC around 10 pm on Sunday night to charge Duke with the five offences.

He has been charged with one count of rape and four counts of serious indecency.

The charges arise out of an incident that allegedly occurred last week at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

He was not called to plead since the charges were laid indictably.

Duke was placed on 250,000 cash bail.

The Magistrate stated that she did not consider Duke to be a flight risk since he is well known.

The matter was adjourned to June 9th.

He is at this time said to be organizing his bail.

Last Tuesday a 33-year-old Cunupia woman reported to police that following a meeting with the PSA Head at the hotel, he took her to a room and had sex with her against her will.

Duke visited the police station at 2 pm on Thursday with his attorney following the report made by the ­woman.










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    Carol 2 years

    Mr Duke’s name and photo all over the media for rape.What about Sheldon Legere the policeman’s son who killled the mother and kids and cripple a man.Why no publicity for him.Duke didnt kill but they shaming him.Shame the policeman too.