Two men charged with abduction and rape in St Catherine

July 30, 2020

Detectives assigned to the Portmore Police Station have arrested and charged two men following an incident that took place between Molynes Road, Kingston and a premises in Dumbeholden, Portmore in St. Catherine on Wednesday, June 17.

Charged are 27-year-old Nicholas Thorpe, taxi operator of Marl Road, Gordon Pen, and 35-year-old Michael Wildman, otherwise called ‘Dwayne’, of Dela Vega City, both in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.

Reports are that Thorpe along with Wildman were travelling in a white Nissan AD wagon posing as a taxi. They picked up a woman on Molynes Road, Kingston en route to Portmore, St. Catherine.

Thorpe, who was the driver, allegedly power-locked the car doors, and both men blind folded and tased her; they subsequently took her to a house in Dumbeholden, where they took turns in raping and sexually assaulting her.

She was also robbed of her cellular phone and cash.

Following extensive investigations by the Portmore police, Thorpe and Wildman were picked up during an operation on July 01 and placed on an identification parade, where they were pointed out.

They are both scheduled to appear before the St. Catherine Parish court on Monday, August 10.

Thorpe was charged with rape, forcible abduction, indecent assault, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm.

Wildman was also charged with rape, grievous sexual assault, indecent assault and robbery with aggravation.

The police are asking anyone who may have been a victim of or who may have information about similar crimes in the area to contact the Portmore Police at 989-8422, 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.

Persons may also share information anonymously by calling crime stop at 311.

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