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June 29, 2013
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Lifeguard charged for rape and illegal firearm

Twenty-three-year-old Jermaine Bowen, lifeguard of Glendevon, St James who was on bail for abduction and rape has been charged once again, this time for seven counts of rape and illegal possession of a firearm.

Reports from the St James arm of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are that Bowen was charged in January and received bail in April for abduction and rape.

However, Bowen is said to have raped seven individuals since April and was subsequently picked up by the police on Thursday, June 20 on the Ironshore main road in St James following investigations. One 9mm pistol along with a magazine containing nine 9mm rounds was taken from him.

He was charged on Wednesday, June 26 and is to appear before the Western Regional Gun Court on Wednesday, July 3, to answer to the charge of illegal possession of a firearm and the St James Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday, July 4 to answer to all rape charges.

The detectives continue to investigate the matter.

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