Robert Usher on bail for sexual assault

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Robert Usher

An unemployed resident of the Hattieville community located in the Belize District appeared in court to answer to the very serious offense of sexual assault. 29-year-old Robert Usher appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser on Monday, June 29, 2020 and was read the single charge against a minor. It is alleged that sometime in September 2019, Usher inappropriately touched the minor on her private parts. She made a report of the incident and that it how Usher came about to being charged.
While the offense is serious, Usher’s attorney, Leeroy Banner, was able to secure bail for his client after he pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was offered bail of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount and he was able to meet the bond. He is due back in court on August 27, 2020. Important to note is that sexual assault carried a prison term and if convicted of the charge, Usher can be sentenced for up to five years.