A convicted sex offender has been found guilty of inappropriately touching two schoolgirls.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo found Shuja Amon Muhammad, 48, guilty of touching the girls for a sexual purpose between August 1 and September 30, 2021.

The girls, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, are still both under the age of 14.

During the trial on On Thursday, the court heard that one victim was playing with another child at a family friend’s home in Sandys, when Muhammad, whom she knew, sat next to her on a bed and touched her sexually.

The child said that she did not tell anyone about what had happened that day because she was scared, but later told her mother about the incident.

The second victim was in a kiddie pool at the same residence on a different date, the court was told, when Muhammad lifted her out, asked her to sit on his lap and touched her inappropriately when she did so.

The girl said that shortly afterwards she got off his lap and went inside to tell another adult what had happened.

Muhammad’s wife and two children testified in his defence, with his wife saying that he would have been at work when the incidents occurred.

However, Mr Tokunbo considered the prosecution’s witnesses, particularly the two victims, to be more credible.

He referred to them as “innocent young girls who know the difference between the truth and a lie”.

Mr Tokunbo adjourned the case to May 15 for sentencing and remanded Muhammad into custody until that time.

He also found Muhammad guilty of intruding on a young girl’s privacy earlier this year. He will be sentenced for this offence on March 17.

Muhammad was sentenced to ten years behind bars in 2014 after a jury found him guilty of four counts of sexual exploitation of another girl.

Royal Gazette