Saturday 7 December, 2019

C-TOC nabs 'serial rapist' in Portmore; another for court in St Thomas

A suspected serial rapist was arrested on Wednesday morning in Waterford, St Catherine following an operation in the area by detectives assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC).

The man, who was arrested for abduction, rape, grievous sexual assault, illegal possession of firearm, aiding and abetting, and robbery with aggravation, is scheduled to face a series of identification parades.

Elsewhere, 21-year-old Ricardo Brown, a pastor of Cottage Pen, Morant Bay in St Thomas, who was arrested on Sunday, March 11 and charged with several sexual-related offences, is to appear in the St. Thomas Parish Court on Friday, May 11.

Brown was charged with five counts of abduction, rape, assault at common-law, grievous sexual assault, abduction of a child under age 16, robbery with aggravation, and unlawful wounding.

Detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are carrying out further probes into the allegations against both individuals.

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