Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Rape ‘victim’ changes course and drops case against St Elizabeth men

The decision by a complainant not to continue with a case against two men whom she had accused of abducting and raping her in 2015, resulted in the men being freed by the High Court on Monday.

When the complainant appeared in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court on Monday, she told Justice Glen Brown that she wasn't interested in pursuing the case any further.

The decision forced the acquittal of Garfield Rowe and Miguel Myrie on rape, abduction and grievous sexual assault charges.

They were freed after the Crown offered no evidence against them.

 Both men were charged in 2015 after they were accused of abducting and raping the complainant on July 1 of that year.

Justice Brown told the men that they should be thankful that the complainant had decided to pardon them after almost three years.

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