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June 23, 2014
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After murder and rape allegations … COP HANDED OVER TO DETECTIVES
Deon P Green, Star Writer

The St Thomas-based policeman who was taken in custody by the Morant Bay police last Thursday was on Saturday handed over to detectives at the St Catherine North division where he is accused of attempting to murder a woman and sexually assaulting her niece.

The Star has learnt that charges could be slapped on the constable next week

An informed source told The Star that the policeman was taken into custody after reports of two incidents against him were reported to the Police High Command.

The cop was arrested on allegations that some time last week he went to a woman's house in Spanish Town, St Catherine, where he beat her into a semi-unconscious state.

It was reported that the policeman then placed tyres around the woman and attempted to set her ablaze. It is further alleged that the woman managed to escape, sought medical attention then reported the incident to the Police High Command.

In another incident, the same policeman was reported to the police hierarchy for holding up a niece of the woman he had beaten at gunpoint, and sexually assaulted her.

As the Morant Bay police remain tight-lipped about their investigations, The Star was unable to get the identity of the constable or any other detail on the allegations. The Star was told that the name of the accused constable could not be disclosed as investigations are continuing.

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