Capleton returns to court to answer rape charge
Veteran dancehall star Capleton will return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 4 to answer a charge of rape.
When the artiste last appeared in court in July, he had his bail extended, and new mention date was scheduled after the court was told that the case file was incomplete
Capleton is accused of forcibly having sexual intercourse with a female hairdresser he hired to groom his hair at a New Kingston hotel on April 28.
Detectives assigned to the Centre for Investigation Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA) arrested and charged popular 51 year old entertainer Clifton Bailey, otherwise called ‘Capleton’, for rape in April of this year.
Reports from the police are that on Saturday, April 28 at about 11:20 a.m., Bailey reportedly hired a female hairdresser to groom his hair at a hotel in the New Kingston area. While at the hotel, it is reported that he forcibly had sexual intercourse with the female.
The matter was reported to the police and an investigation launched. Bailey was subsequently charged after a question and answer interview was conducted in the presence of his attorney.
Since the incident, the attorney representing the International reggae artiste has refuted the claims and accused the female of trying to extort his client.