A fifth man has been charged in relation to an ongoing investigation in which eight (8) American children were removed from a facility in St. Elizabeth by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). The operator of the facility is scheduled to be question by the police on Thursday, April 11.

Charged with Cruelty to Child is 23-year-old Damion Herrera otherwise called ‘True Juice’, of Gordon Pen, St. Catherine.

Herrera joins four men who were previously charged with the offences of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, Cruelty to Child and Assault at Common Law. They are:

  • Thirty-nine-year-old Eddison Morris, of Great Bay district
  • Fifty-one-year-old Courtney Wiggan, of Sandy Bank district
  • Thirty-year-old Odane Maxwell, footballer of Holland Village district, and
  • Thirty-three-year-old Carson Cox, of Sandy Bank district, all in St. Elizabeth

All five men were granted bail in the sum of JM $350,000.00 each, when they appeared in the St. Elizabeth Parish Court on Tuesday, April 09. They are scheduled to reappear on Monday, May 13.

The investigation continues.