Man freed of sex charge

February 08, 2017

 

A St Catherine man charged with having sex with a person under the age of 16, was freed in the St Catherine Circuit Court after the jury returned a unanimous not-guilty verdict on Monday.

He is AndrÈ Williams, 22-year-old labourer of Linstead.

During the trial, it was revealed the complainant had tricked the accused into believing that she was 16 years old at the time of the incident.

The court heard that she contacted the accused by way of Facebook and had sex with him on his birthday as a present.

The attorney's application that the matter be dismissed was not entertained by justice Marcia Dunbar-Green, who put it to the jury for a ruling.

After deliberating for about 30 minutes, the verdict was handed down, resulting in the acquittal.

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