Prison officer accused of sex with woman with mental disorder

A Bahamas Department of Corrections officer will experience life behind bars after he was remanded to prison for allegedly having sex with a person with a mental disorder.

Christopher Gomez, 24, allegedly committed the crimes in July and August.

Prosecutors say the woman lacked the mental capacity to give consent.

Gomez didn’t have to enter a plea to the charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person with a mental disorder when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Bigt-Evans.

The magistrate denied bail as she lacks jurisdiction to consider bail for the offense.

Gomez didn’t have a lawyer. As a result, he was unable to get an expedited bail hearing.