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March 6, 2014
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Police constable acquitted of charges
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

A police constable who was convicted in 2011 on firearm and assault charges walked free from the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court after he was acquitted of the indecent assault charge on which he was sentenced.

He is Everton Lynton of Portmore, St Catherine.

When Lynton appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistarte's Court on Tuesday, it was revealed that the director of public prosecution had entered an unconditional nolle prosequi and would not pursue the sexual offence charge against the policeman, who was successful in the appeal against the gun conviction in the appeal court on January 24.

"Mr Lynton, the DPP is not pursuing your matter, therefore you are free to go," said Resident Magistrate Vaughn Smith.

In April 2009, the policeman was charged after it was reported that he had brandished his weapon on his female companion and sexually assaulted her.

He was subsequently tried and convicted and sentenced to four years for illegal possession of firearm and two years for indecent assault.

He was represented by attorneys-at-law Valerie Neita Robertson and Andrew Wildes during the appeal.

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