Jockey to 'ride out' 15 years in prison

July 10, 2017
Jockey Jevanne Erwin

Jockey Jevvanne Erwin was on Friday sentenced to 15 years in prison at hard labour for grievous sexual assault relating to an incident in 2012.

Erwin was given two years on each of the three counts of unlawful detention with intent to engage in sexual assault and two years on each count of unlawful detention to engage in grievous sexual assault by Justice Stephanie Jackson-Haisley. He will not be eligible for parole until 2027.

Erwin was found guilty on seven counts of sexual offences in the St Catherine Circuit Court on June 23 after a trial that lasted less than a week.

The jury retired for 45 minutes and returned a unanimous guilty verdict on all seven offences. It is said that Erwin, along with other men, took turns in 2012 to sexually assault a teenager. He was charged following an investigation by the St Catherine South police.

The prosecution was marshalled by Crown Counsel Sophia Thomas from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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