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Police to ask court whether to continue remand for children held in sexual assault case

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 7:10 PM

FROM THE ARCHIVES

The Commanding Officer for the Trelawny Police, Superintendent Wilfred Campbell, says the police will be asking the court whether to continue to remand the three children arrested in connection with the video-recorded sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

The police have been working to have the children appear before the Children's Court tomorrow.

One adult and the three children were taken into custody over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Children's Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, says to avoid any conflict of interest, her office will not be appearing in court for the accused children.

However, she says her office will facilitate a process to get legal representation for the children.

 

Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison

Gordon Harrison also says her office is taking steps to offer support to the victim.

The video, which shows the attack taking place in Zion, Trelawny, has been circulating on social media.