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Don Creary, alleged accomplice remanded on rape charges

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 9:31 PM
Don Creary (left) and another man in handcuffs arrive at the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court.

Former Jamaica Labour Party councillor Don Creary and his alleged accomplice, 22-year-old Shaneke Williams, have been remanded on rape charges at least until Monday.

At that time, Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe Reece will make a decision on the bail application which was made this afternoon by Creary's attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson.

The prosecution opposed bail.

Creary, 48, is charged with rape while Williams is charged with aiding and abetting and sexual touching.

The police reported that in 2013 Creary and Williams took the 15-year-old female complainant to an apartment in St. Mary where she was allegedly given alcoholic beverages and sexually assaulted.

They further said following the incident, the teen told her mother what happened and a report was made to the police.

Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of the two.

This morning, the court was told that the complainant first gave a statement to the police in March 2014.

It was further reported that the teen gave a second statement to the police on September 3 this year.

The Magistrate expressed concern about the long delay before the matter was brought before the court. 

The Head of Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse has been summoned to appear before the court to explain the delay.