Emmanuel Mills and James Hodge

Emmanuel Mills

Emmanuel Mills in grey shirt and black jeans together with James Hodge in blue shirt, both being taking into custody to fulfill sentencing

In Saint Kitts and Nevis, Emmanuel Mills was sentenced to serve 31 years of imprisonment at the conclusion of a trial at the Basseterre High Court. He was found guilty of four counts: rape, two counts of assault with intent to rob, and burglary.  James Hodge was sentenced to serve four years imprisonment for indecently assaulting a 13-year old Phillips Village female in October 2009. Particulars of the case state that the mother of the teenager left Hodge at her home with three minor children, including the victim and her six and 12-year old siblings. The victim was said to have entered her mother’s bedroom to request a notebook and pencil of Hodge. He responded by taking the girl’s hand, closing and locking the bedroom door, turned the stereo up, and proceeded to indecently assault her. When confronted by the victim’s mother, Hodge claimed that at times he “could not control his mind” and that the child “looked easy.” At the time of the incident, he was involved in a relationship with the mother of the victim.

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