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Cop reportedly solicits $200,000 to trash case file, charged by MOCA

Published:Thursday | October 23, 2014 | 11:46 AM

The Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency (MOCA) has formally charged the policeman who was arrested last Thursday for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Allegations are that Detective Corporal Shawayne Whyte of the Area 4 Scenes of Crime Unit made contact with a teacher, claiming that he was investigating a case involving breaches of the Sexual Offences Act which was reported against him.

The Policeman, who claimed to be a sergeant attached to another corporate area division, reportedly solicited $200,000 from the teacher in order to dispose of the alleged case file.

MOCA was alerted and a sting operation was carried out on October 16 during which a courier who was sent to collect the money was detained.

Further investigations led to the arrest of the policeman.

A case file was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, who ruled that the lawman be charged with Soliciting and Accepting under the Corruption Prevention Act.

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