Man jailed for illegal relationship with teen girl

A policeman escorts Godfrey Gray (in blue) to court

Nassau, Bahamas- A 40–year-old funeral director has been jailed for five years for having an illegal sexual relationship with his teenage girlfriend.

Godfrey Gray, then 37, began a sexual relationship with the 14-year-old girl, whom he met at a funeral, in October 2020.

In December 2020, he was arrested and charged with unlawful sexual intercourse once the child’s parents learned about their “relationship.”

Gray was released on bail in January 2021 on the condition that he had no contact with his teen girlfriend.

While free on bail, Gray resumed his sexual relationship with the child. Police caught him and the child at Smith’s Motel on East Street in March 2021.

He was charged with additional counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and remanded into custody.

Gray took a plea deal in the cases this week and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The time he’s spent in custody will be deducted from his overall sentence.

After completing his sentence, Gray will be on probation for two years. A conviction during the probationary period will land him in jail for a year.

Gray’s teen victim is now 16 years old.

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