St. Vincent: Man searches girlfriend’s vagina then beats her

For the second time in six months, a jealous man is to be sentenced for beating his lover after examining her vagina amidst accusations that she had been intimate with another man.

Earlier in the week, at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett found Bertram Wright, 57, guilty of a charge that on April 20, at Kingstown, he assaulted his then girlfriend, Malina Charles, 53, also of Lowmans Leeward, causing actual bodily harm.

Charles told the court that she had left Wright at home to go to work as a cleaner at the Kingstown Market.

She was supposed to send back for him a bucket that she had forgotten in the city two days earlier.

The woman said she later met the man at the Leeward Bus Terminal and he accused her of having gone to have sex with someone else as she was not at her work place when he went there.

The duo has a child together, and Charles told the court that it was the second time that they were involved in a relationship.

When the relationship first ended, he spent some time in North Leeward before returning some years later asking for another chance.

She said that in the last three years that they spent together, he was repeatedly abusive and often accused her of being unfaithful.

The woman said that when he accused her of infidelity in April, she went into the restroom at the bus terminal, ensured that no one was inside and invited Wright to come in.

She said she took down her pants and underwear and told him to examine her vagina.

Charles told the court that Wright did so, by inserting a finger insider her, then proceeded to beat her, because of his findings.

The woman also suffered bruises during the ordeal and was treated at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where Wright visited her.

She, however, ignored him when he visited her there, and filed a report with police.