Monday 27 January, 2020

Kingston pastor accused of having sex with a minor for court October

The Kingston-based pastor accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl whom he impregnated, is scheduled to appear in the Home Circuit Court on October 1.

The date was set when 55-year-old Kenneth Blake appeared in court last Friday.

Parish judge, Sancia Burrell made the order during a committal proceedings hearing.

Blake was released on bail to the sum of $1.5 million following the ruling. He was also ordered not to make contact with the complainant or her family. Additionally, the pastor was ordered to report to the police three times weekly and a stop order has been placed on him at all ports.

Blake, who was pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church on Slipe Pen Road, has been charged with rape, grievous sexual assault, sexual touching, forcible abduction and sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old.

The complainant in the case is now 15 years old.

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