Detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigations of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) arrested and charged 36-year-old Mervin Jarrett tour bus operator of New Mills district in Hanover following an incident in the parish on Sunday, March 10.

He was charged with Rape, Abduction, Assault at Common Law and Possession of Prohibited Weapon.

Reports indicate that about 8:45 p.m., Jarrett picked up a woman at a bus stop, drove her to a house in the parish and brandished a firearm before sexually assaulting her. A report was later made to the police and Jarrett was subsequently arrested and charged.

His court date is being finalized.