Man charged with raping 7-year-old girl remanded – Jamaica
The Portland, Jamaica man who is a radiator repairman, charged with raping a 7-year-old girl, has been remanded and ordered to return to the parish court in Bryan’s Bay on March 29.
The man is charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years.
Investigators say the child was left in his care by her mother who had to tend to an emergency.
On her return, she learned that the child had been sexually assaulted.
The accused was a neighbour of the mother and her daughter.
He was held by the police as he sought to flee the community.
The man was remanded during his first court appearance on January 25, where an order was issued for his fingerprint to be taken.
The accused has sought bail on three occasions on which he faced the judge.
Portland man charged with sexually assaulting child remanded Jamaica Gleaner
Earlier this month, a twelve year-old Clarendon girl was abducted and raped.
The child, who is a grade six student, and her brother were on their way home from school yesterday when a man offered them a ride.
“When they reached their destination, he told (name withheld) to come out the car and drove off with her,” one relative told The Gleaner.
The child was reportedly released late yesterday in a community near her home.
She was taken to a hospital for treatment, The Gleaner understands.
“It’s sad, but God is good. The last thing we wanted to hear was that they found her dead. I just hope she will be able to take her upcoming PEP exams,” the relative said.
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