Sunday 29 November, 2020

Trelawny man who pleaded guilty on rape charge changes plea

Allegations are that in 2012, the man who was posing as a taxi operator, picked up a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school.

Allegations are that in 2012, the man who was posing as a taxi operator, picked up a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school.

A Trelawny businessman who pleaded guilty to allegations of raping a minor at knifepoint in the Trelawny Circuit Court last week changed his plea when he returned to court for sentencing on Wednesday.

The accused, 47-year-old Deon Adams who is of a Stewart Castle, Trelawny address informed the court that it was his lawyer who advised him to plea guilty.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Allegations are that in 2012, Adam who was posing as a taxi operator, picked up a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school.

He reportedly drove the car to a remote area and held the minor at knifepoint and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her.

Two years later he was arrested and charged after he was spotted by the minor who pointed him out to a family member of hers.

All along Adams maintained his innocence but last week pleaded guilty after the result of DNA test that was ordered in March came back.

 

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