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Don Creary freed, says justice has been served

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Don Creary

Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Don Creary yesterday declared that justice had been served after a High Court judge dismissed a rape charge that has been hanging over his head since 2015.

Creary and his female friend Shaneke Williams were freed in the Home Circuit Court after the complainant indicated, from the witness stand, that she was no longer interested in pursuing the case. Prosecutors then informed the court that they would offer no further evidence against the former councillor for the Castleton Division of the St Mary Municipal Corporation.

Creary and Williams were arrested and charged in 2015 for allegedly taking the then 13-year-old complainant to an apartment in St Mary and having sex with her after supplying her with alcohol. But through his lead attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, the businessman said that he was satisfied with the outcome and pointed out that he had always maintained his innocence. "He repudiates such alleged conduct and is pleased that after a protracted period, justice has finally been served," a statement from Tavares-Finson said.