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Bail extended for PNP councillor and businessman

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Bail extensions were granted for a People's National Party (PNP) Councillor and a prominent businessman when they appeared in the Morant Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Both men, who are charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice, had their $600,000 bail extended.

Allegations are that representative for the Morant Bay Division, Councillor Rohan Bryan and Ludlow McWhinney, an owner and operator of several businesses, made attempts to prevent a minor and her family from moving forward with a case against a pastor.

The pastor, Byron Graham of Prospect in the parish, is said to have taken the minor to his home in 2012 with the promise of a family meal, but forced her to have sexual intercourse with him instead.

Graham was taken into custody in July 2014 and charged with rape, sexual touching, and sex with a minor.

Graham is currently on bail.

Bryan and McWhinney will have their case mentioned again on April 27.