A Trinidadian man who assaulted his pregnant Russian wife has been denied bail.
David Mc Millan, a businessman, will return to court next Monday on the charge of unlawfully assaulting Tatyana Rukavishnikova by beating her.
He has since denied the claim.
When the matter was called before San Fernando Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine on Wednesday, Rukavishnikova alleged her passport was taken away, food was not provided, and she was not allowed to speak to anyone while she lived at the house. She also said she had no access to a phone or internet connection.
Rukavishnikova, 30, who is due to deliver her baby in March, brought their two-year-old son to court for the matter.
Mc Millan, 50, was charged following an incident at the couple’s Claxton Bay home on Tuesday. A medical report of Rukavishnikova’s injuries was presented to the court.
Mc Millan who spoke with an accent said he was a Trinidadian. He told the court he was into real estate and had his own business.
He said he met Rukavishnikova on-line and they wed after she came to this country. Mc Millan said they had been legally married to her for the past three years. He also said the little boy who was in the court for a brief time, was his son. The businessman claimed he had no previous or pending matters before the court.
Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan however asked for time to have Mc Millan traced. In his objection for bail, Seedan said it was volatile situation and Mc Millan and Rukavishnikova lived at the same house. Mc Millan said he did not have alternative accommodation.
Antoine remanded Mc Millan into custody.
DAVID MC MILLAN