AG’s office asks court to hold British Naval Serviceman charged with groping a woman and assault in Tumon because of potential flight risk

August 12, 2021- Tamuning, Guam – Ashley James Mansell and Malek Fraser, British Naval servicemen on-island for exercises, were arrested and charged for their alleged misconduct in Tumon yesterday.

Mansell was charged in two separate cases stemming from the same incident. In CM306-21, defendant Mansell was charged with Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a Misdemeanor and Public Drunkenness as a Violation for allegedly grabbing a woman’s vagina and then leaving the scene.

In the second incident which followed shortly after the first, defendants Mansel and Fraser were confronted by friends of the woman Mansel had allegedly groped. The defendants punched the victims, fracturing the jaw of one. Mensell was charged with Aggravated Assault as a Third Degree Felony and Fraser was charged with two counts of Assault as a Misdemeanor.

Over the request of prosecution to hold him as a potential flight risk, the judge released Mansell on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond and ordered him to not leave his ship. The court released Fraser, who was only charged with assault, on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond, also ordering him not to leave the ship.