Convicted child molester Officer F. Junie Statie will be appealing his sentence for molesting two young girls. Officer Stasie, has been on PAID LEAVE since the original allegations, arrest and CONVICTION!
I am forced to repeat that…. This man who has been notorious for years in St Maarten for his penchant for underage girls, has been PAID for over a year now even AFTER conviction, which proves my point that you have to be a criminal in St Maarten in order to be paid, people who work 12 hour shifts 6 days a week, will never see the money Statie is making-even after his conviction.
The case will be in court on January 29 2015, he was officially convicted on in October, although he had been arrested and held until February 24 2014, in pre-detention lock up.
Taco Stein was the Soliticitor General, and although Statie received NO prison time for the violation of these two girls, one who was under the age of fourteen at the time, he is appealing his 6 month suspended sentence, and 120 hours of community service.
Even if Statie does win his appeal, Internal Affairs at KPSM can still re-investigate, and file further charges, but this is St Maarten, the police protect their own
PHILIPSBURG–Community police officer Juan F.J. Statie (42) was sentenced to six months suspended, on three years’ probation, and 120 hours community service, for having committed illicit sexual acts on two girls who were in his care.
During the Court hearing of this case, which took place on October 1, Youth Prosecutor Karola van Nie had requested a similar prison term but with 140 hours community service.
Statie had proclaimed his innocence and had stated that nothing of a sexual nature had happened between him and his under-aged step-daughter, nor with another girl, also a minor, who was put in the officer’s care by her mother.
The crimes concerning the stepchild, who was born in August 1997, were committed between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014. The crimes against the other child, born in 1999, were allegedly committed in July 2013.
The defendant had denied the allegation that he had improperly touched his step-daughter in her room, on several occasions, or had attempted to take the other girl’s clothes off after he found out she had a picture of a naked girl on her phone.
The Court, however, found the victims’ statements “accurate, complete, consistent and elaborate,” as well as supported by other witnesses.
This led the Judge to find the defendant guilty of “border-crossing” and “lecherous” behaviour towards his underage step-daughter and also towards a girl who was put in his care as a community police officer.
Considering the consequences of a conviction of crimes for the defendant’s job as a police officer, the Court sentenced him to do unpaid work for the community in connection with a suspended prison sentence. The defendant has been held in pre-trial detention since February 24.
SOURCE DAILY HERALD