A man identified as a church leader is to appear in the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday, December 17 after he was charged with seven counts of rape by the Hanover Police.
The man was arrested on Monday, December 10, by a patrol team that team observed him beating a child in Barnes Lane, Mount Pelier community in Sandy Bay, Hanover. After conducting follow-up enquiries, the sexual misconduct allegations came to the fore, and detectives from the Hanover Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse were called in to bolster the investigative team.
Investigations turned up several allegations of sexual misconduct concerning children in the community. After collecting several statements, the man was subsequently charged. Investigators are now appealing to persons who may have been victims of the man, or who may have any information that can assist them to contact the Hanover CISOCA at 876-953-5312, or 956-2304, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.