A stepfather was arrested and charged by detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigations of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) in Hanover. 

The man, a 31-year-old labourer of Haddington in Hanover was charged with Rape, Indecent Assault andBuggeryof his 9-year-old stepdaughter at her home in Haddington.

Reports are that in March, the man visited the child’s mother at her home andwhile there he reportedly had sexual intercourse with the child on two occasions. The matter was reported to the Police and the man arrested and subsequently charged on Sunday, July 19.

Following a question-and-answer session, the accused man was charged and booked to appear before the Hanover Parish Court at a later date.

This is the second case of similar nature in just two weeks asa 50-year-old man in St. Catherine was chargedby detectives in Portmore with Rape, Indecent Assault and Sexual Touchingof his 8-year-old stepdaughter on Monday, July 05.