Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Minister of religion among five charged with having sex with minors

A minister of religion is among five males charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years in a number of incidents in Clarendon, St Catherine and St Andrew.

In the first incident, 32-year-old minister of religion Ian Reid of Threadlight district near May Pen, in Clarendon, reportedly telephoned a 15-year-old girl on July 20 and arranged to meet with her at an abandoned building in his community, where he allegedly had sexual intercourse with her.

The matter was reported to the police on Tuesday, August 11 and Reid was arrested and charged.

A date is being arranged for him to appear in court.

Meanwhile, in St Catherine, 27-year-old Alwayne Kerr of Dawkins Avenue in Portmore, and Andre Barrett of Partridge Way, Hellshire, also in the parish, and a Kingston 20 address, were charged with rape, having sexual Intercourse with a person under (age) 16, abduction, grievous sexual assault and human trafficking.

Reports are that on Tuesday, July 21, Kerr picked up a15-year-old-girl in downtown Kingston and brought her to a house in Portmore, where he and Barrett had sexual intercourse with her.

The matter was reported to the police and an operation was carried out in downtown Kingston on Wednesday, August 5, during which both men were arrested.

Kerr and Barrett were charged on Tuesday, August 11.

Their court date is being finalised by the police.

Additionally, a 16-year-old boy of Riverside Drive, Kingston 20 was charged with aiding and abetting rape and having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl several times between November 2019 and June 2020.

The matter was reported to the police and the 16-year-old boy was charged.

His court date is also being finalised by the police.

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