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US citizen on sex charges rents car, goes missing in Jamaica

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Moseh Emmanuel Dunn

Western Bureau:

A United States citizen who reportedly fled the justice system in that country for Jamaica, has disappeared.

This is the second time the 33-year-old man, who goes by the name Moseh (aka Moses) Dunn and who was born in Kingston, has been reported missing. In August 2010, a missing-person report was filed after he disappeared from Bull Bay in St Andrew. He was later found and has since returned to live in Philadelphia.

On this occasion, Dunn arrived at the Sangster International Airport on December 13, and rented a white 2014 Suzuki Celerio motor car from Sunsational Car Rentals in Montego Bay, St James, with the understanding that he would return it on December 16.

Twenty-three days after and counting, Dunn has not returned the vehicle, has not paid the accrued rental and nothing has been heard from him by the car-rental company. The car is valued at $2.1 million.

Checks with immigration and the airport police revealed that he has not left the country through any of the authorised ports of entry or exit.

"We have made numerous attempts to call him, we visited the addresses he gave to the immigration authorities and no one knows of him," Orville Spence, Sunsational's managing director, told The Sunday Gleaner.

He said Dunn gave his rental agents a fictitious Bellrock, Kingston 11, address.

"He paid cash for the rental and because he was a repeat client we didn't insist," Spence stated.

According to him, Dunn left a credit card imprint, however, there was no money on it when checks were made.

The car-rental operator said that, so far, police investigations have shown that Dunn is alive and is still on the island.

Investigations carried out revealed that Dunn was charged with several sexual offences in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County in 2013 and was under a US$250,000 bond initially. Up to September 2015, he was awaiting trial and in November, a criminal complaint was refiled against him.

"It is shocking that he was able to leave the United States, with a pending case and such a record," Police Superintendent Paul Stanton told The Sunday Gleaner.

Stanton said security forces have been trying to find Dunn and that "whenever the police see him, he is to be arrested".

The licence plate number on the rented vehicle is 9740 GP and anyone knowing Dunn's whereabouts is being asked to call the nearest police station or Sunsational Car Rentals at 952-1212 or 995-9242.