12-year-old molested, man convicted

February 19, 2016

A 23-year-old St Catherine man was convicted of indecent assault in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday.

The verdict was handed down by Resident Magistrate Tara Reid-Carr. RM Reid-Carr said she rejected the accused account of what happened. He was then remanded until March 24, 2016 when he is to be sentenced.

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Allegations are that in 2014, the accused, who was a friend of the complainant's family, went to the home. He went inside a room where the 12-year-old complainant was asleep.

The accused is said to have touched her inappropriately and threatened her when she woke up.The child related her ordeal to her parents.

A report was made to the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse. Investigation by District Constable Tressor Brown, led to the accused being charged

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