(Dominica News Online) Thirty-two-year-old Samoza John can count his lucky stars after he was given a suspended jail sentence of 32 months when he pleaded guilty to indecent assault on an eight-year-old girl in 2010.
Before sentencing, John’s lawyer Geoffrey Letang called his girlfriend to the stand. She is the mother of four children including his 2 ½-year-old daughter who has a medical condition and receives monthly treatment at a cost of EC$400.00.
A thorough examination was done on the finances of the girlfriend and it was revealed that at the end of the month, her take home pay was $179.00. She was heavily committed and John’s salary was also committed to paying bills and meeting the monthly medical expenses of their sick child.