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Creary denied bail in rape case

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 9:00 AM
Don Creary making his way to the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court last Friday.

The lawyer for socialite power broker and former Jamaica Labour Party councillor, Don Creary, has dismissed as "a rumour" a claim that his client was taken home on the weekend while he should have been in jail.

There were reports that on the weekend, police personnel took the rape accused from his jail cell at the Constant Spring police lock-up to his St Andrew house.

However, Creary's lawyer, Tom Tavares-Finson, said the claim was not true.

Too many visitors

At the same time, Tavares-Finson confirmed that Creary is to be transferred from the Constant Spring lock-up to the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre.

Tavares-Finson said the police decided to move him because the popular businessman and publicist was getting too many visitors at Constant Spring.

Meanwhile, Creary was further remanded when he reappeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe Reece denied him bail as the court was told that the police were investigating another matter involving the businessman.

He was ordered to return to court Thursday.

However, Creary's co-accused, Shaneke Williams, was granted bail in the sum of $1.5 million.

She was ordered to report weekly to the Constant Spring Police Station and to surrender her travel documents.

A stop order was also placed on her.

Forty-eight-year-old Creary has been charged with rape, while Williams is charged with aiding and abetting and sexual touching.

barbara.gayle@gleanerjm.com