Thursday 28 May, 2020

More charges laid against alleged serial rapist

The St Catherine South police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man who is accused of being a serial rapist, to another case. As a result, investigators are widening the scope of an ongoing probe, to include similar cases in other police divisions.

The team of investigators, led by sleuths from the Portmore arm of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), has now charged 28-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore with several counts of rape, as well as other crimes, including grievous sexual assault, robbery with aggravation, housebreaking, burglary and larceny.

The latest charges of rape, robbery with aggravation, burglary and grievous sexual assault are in relation to a December 2018 case in which a woman was sexually assaulted in her home. Several items were also stolen from the dwelling.

A date for the court appearance of the accused is being finalised by the police.

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