Moravian church

Application to transfer pastors' sex case rescheduled

The application is now rescheduled for next week Thursday, March 2, in the Manchester Circuit Court.

The postponement is due to the fact that the accused men — Rev Paul Gardner and Pastor Jermaine Gibson — were late for court.

Gibson, who was vice president of the Moravian church in Jamaica, allegedly had a sexual relationship with the complainant when she was 12 years old.

Allegedly, Gardner, who resigned the presidency of the Moravian church, also engaged in sexual relations with the girl when she was 14.

Sex scandal clergymen back in court today

The matter is set for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to make an application to have the case transferred to the Home Circuit Court in Kingston for trial.

Pastor Jermaine Gibson, who was vice president of the Moravian church in Jamaica, allegedly had a sexual relationship with the complainant when she was 12 years old.

Hampton School board chairman to be sacked

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, confirmed the development on Monday. He said after having dialogue with the chairman of the Munro and Dickenson Trust, which operates the school, he expects a new chairman to be in place by April 1.

Another local pastor under investigation, accused of having sex with a minor

Probe by Loop News has found that Shawn Lawrence - who last week identified himself only as a business operator after he was charged with buggery and indecent assault following an investigation by CISOCA detectives, is also a religious leader.

The accused appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court last week on the charges.

IT'S RAINING: Moravian pastor charged for sex with sister of 15-y-o ‘victim’

The 64-year-old disgraced clergyman was Monday slapped with another count of having sex with a person under 16 years old.

That girl, who is now 17 years old, is said to be the sister of the 15-year-old girl he forcibly had sex with in his car last December.

DPP wants Moravian clergymen to be tried in Kingston

The DPP wants the case to be transferred to the Home Circuit Court in Kingston where the case would be tried.

WATCH: Alleged child abuser faces media rush as he leaves court

Waiting media workers were hot on the trail of Gardner as he left court with his attorney Peter Champagnie.

Watch the video.

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He was reportedly taken into custody by the Port Maria Police after a probe by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA).

The alleged victim is reportedly a 14-year-old girl. 

Bails extended for former Moravian church leaders in sex scandal

Rev Dr Paul Gardner, former president of the church body, and his ex-deputy Jermaine Gibson had their bails extended until next Wednesday, when both are scheduled to return to court.

Moravian church ‘heads’ on sex charge for court Feb 1

Rev Dr Paul Gardner, former president of the church body, and his ex-deputy Jermaine Gibson are scheduled to appear in the Manchester Parish Court Wednesday February 1.

The court date comes a day after both men were arrested on Monday, January 23 and charged with carnal abuse in relation to the reported incident that occurred in 2002 and two years later when the child was 14 years old.