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Trial delayed for doctor charged with sexual abuse

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 9:21 AM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The trial of medical doctor Rakesh Thomas, who is facing sexual assault charges involving girls under the age of 16, has been pushed back to March 24 next year.

When the matter was called up in the Home Circuit Court yesterday Crown Counsel Adley Duncan told the court that the Crown was ready to proceed with the trial.

However, Queen's Counsel Jacqueline Samuels Brown successfully applied for an adjournment by the court.

Thomas’ bail was extended.

He is charged with sexual grooming and having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16.

It is alleged that Thomas lured two girls ages 14 and 15 to his office and performed various sexual acts with them.

The matter was reported to the police and following an investigation by the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, he was arrested and charged in June 2012.

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