Nazareth Moravian Church

Another churchman wanted for sexual abuse of a minor in St Elizabeth

Head of the St Elizabeth Police Division, Superintendent Lansford Salmon, has indicated that the man is Zachariah Wright, popularly known as ‘Brother Zacky’, a member of the Top Hill Church of God of Prophesy in the parish.

Superintendent Salmon is seeking the public’s assistance to get Wright into police custody. He also called for persons to begin to expose more sexual offences

DPP to seek transfer of pastor’s ‘sex’ case from St Elizabeth to Kingston

There has been intense media spotlight on 64-year-old Rupert Clarke's arrest and prosecution for allegedly having sex with a minor, and Llewellyn said there is concern about whether this could prejudice the case, which will be tried by a jury.

As a result, her office is to apply to have the case transferred to Kingston in March, when the St Elizabeth Circuit Court opens. 

It has been noted that a defence attorney could use arguments on the question of prejudice to have a case dismissed.

Mother of child in pastor's 'sex' case likely to be charged with offences

The woman, who reportedly has 11 children living in very poor circumstances, is likely to face charges of child neglect, among other child abuse-related offences.

Last week, the 15-year-old who was allegedly found in a compromising position with Pastor Clarke, as well as her 13-year-old sister, were taken from the mother’s custody by the Child Development Agency (CDA) and placed in state care.

This occurred amid reports that the accused clergyman was sexually involved with more than one of the woman's children.

Sunday protest at Manchester ‘sex’ pastor’s church

The 64-year-old pastor was charged after being allegedly caught by police personnel on patrol in St Elizabeth, in a compromising position with a 15-year-old girl nearly two weeks ago.

Pastor accused of rape still in custody, girls' school principal criticised after attending court hearing

The clergyman was offered $800,000 bail with surety, but must surrender his travel documents before he can be released by the police. Heading towards mid-day, he had failed to do so.
Pastor Clarke is scheduled to return to the St Elizabeth Parish Court on February 13. He was charged on Tuesday after being allegedly caught in a compromising position in his car with a 15-year-old girl in Austin district, St Elizabeth.

Pastor charged with rape after allegedly being caught 'moonlighting' with 15-year-old girl

He is Rupert Clarke of the Nazareth Moravian Church in Maidstone.

Reports on the allegations that led to the criminal charge against the pastor were that shortly before 9:00 pm on Wednesday of this week, a police team was on patrol in the community of Austin in St Elizabeth, when they noticed a parked car.