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Witness Arrested on Contempt of Court Charge for Failure to Accept a Court-Issued Summons

Koror, Palau – On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Mr. Alfred Ikesakes was arrested on a criminal Contempt of Court charge when he refused to accept a court-issued summons to attend an upcoming trial in the Palau Supreme Court, Trial Division.

Mr. Ikesakes was released on a $100 cash bond with an order to return for all court appearances and possible trial on the Contempt of Court charge. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. before Associate Justice Honora E. Remengesau Rudimch for a plea or trial setting conference.

G. Midth Bells, Assistant Special Prosecutor for the Republic of Palau, appeared on behalf of the Republic and will assist the Special Prosecutor April Dawn Cripps in the prosecution of this case.

NOTE: A criminal complaint (Information) contains allegations that a defendant committed a crime. Every defendant is resumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.