Man charged with scalding 15-year-old goes free after victim drops complaint

Compton Sealey

Charged with burning a 15-year-old with water, which he claimed was an accident, Compton Sealey was spared from prosecution yesterday when the victim indicated he did not want to pursue the case.

The charge alleged that Sealey on November 4th, 2017, at Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, inflicted grievous bodily harm on the youth.

The prosecutor stated that Sealey threw a pot of hot water on the 15-year-old, causing him to receive burns on his legs.

Sealey pleaded not guilty to the charge and stated that it was an accident.

The 15-year-old told the magistrate that he did not wish to go forward with the matter. He subsequently took the witness stand and stated that he was not forced or threatened to discontinue the proceedings.

Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman subsequently told the man to never let a similar accident occur and then dismissed the charge.

 

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