A 21-year-old man pled not guilty yesterday to allegations that he assaulted a Saipan woman last Dec. 5, 2000.
The Attorney General’s Office filed yesterday a criminal case against Joseph Castro Javier, detailing four counts of disturbing the peace, assault, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to court documents, the defendant unlawfully and unwillfully committed acts that unreasonably annoyed and disturbed the victim so that she was deprived of her right to peace and quiet.
The accused also attempted to force violence on the victim by unlawfully striking, beating and otherwise causing her bodily harm.
Mr. Javier also faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon as he allegedly threatened to cause, attempt to cause or purposely cause bodily harm to the victim by means of a green chain.
During a bail hearing yesterday, the Superior Court set a $6,000-cash bail for Mr. Javier’s temporary release.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13, 2000. Mr. Javier’s arraignment will follow on Jan. 8, 2001.