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High school lab tech arrested, allegedly caught having sex with student in classroom

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 10:39 AMSenior Gleaner Writer

A 45-year-old lab technician at a Portmore-based high school in St Catherine, is now in police custody after he was caught having sex with a 15-year-old grade-nine student at the school on Monday afternoon.

The lab technician, who is also a lay preacher, has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old.

The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse says, since the start of the year, he is the third person responsible for the care and custody of children to be arrested in St Catherine south for having sex with a minor.

It is reported that shortly after an internal exam sitting at the school on Monday, the student told one of her friends that she was going to a classroom and would return soon.

However, some time after the girl failed to return, the friend, along with other students went in search of her.

They reportedly found the door to the classroom locked, so they climbed up to look through the window.

It was then that they saw the lab technician and the student having sex.

According to the police, witnesses reported that when the lay preacher realised that he had been caught in the act, he hid the student in a big blue bin, where paper is stored.

A report was made to teachers at the school, who called in the police.

The 45-year-old man was then arrested.

The Gleaner understands that a day later, the principal called senior teachers to an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.