Thursday 9 July, 2020

St Catherine-based school track coach charged with rape, abduction

A 30-year-old athletic coach from a St Catherine-based high school will appear before the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday facing charges of abduction, indecent assault and rape.

According to the corporate communications unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the coach was arrested and charged by detectives of the Spanish Town Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) last Monday.

He allegedly committed the crimes against a 16-year-old female student of the same institution.

Reports are that about 2:00 pm,  on December 13, 2017, the female student after completing track and field training, was offered a ride by her coach to the bus stop.

The accused reportedly drove past the the child’s bus stop and onto a dirt track off the Spanish Town bypass, close to the El Prado Housing Scheme in St Catherine, where he sexually assaulted her.

The matter was reported to the Police on December 19, and investigations led to the arrest and charge of the athletic coach.


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