Detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) charged a Portland Pastor with Rape on Friday, June 11. 

The Pastor has been identified as 23-year-old Jamar Harrison of John’s Town Road, Port Antonio Portland.

Reports are that the complainant who was 13-year-old at the time, and Harrison met via social media and eventually became intimate. On December 1, 2020 the complainant and her grandmother were taken to CISOCA when it was revealed that she is pregnant. The child’s grandmother was charged for failing to report to the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR).

On Monday June 7, 2021 an operation was conducted in downtown Kingston area and the suspect Jamar Harrison was apprehended. He was charged after a question and answer interview in the presence of his attorney.

 He was remanded in custody to attend court on Thursday, June 17, 2021.