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Prosecutors close case in human trafficking trial of St Elizabeth couple

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 6:44 PM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Prosecutors have closed their case in the trial of a St Elizabeth couple accused of human trafficking.

Rohan Ebanks and his common-law wife Venoshia Reeves are on trial for trafficking in person, facilitating trafficking in person and rape.

It's alleged that Ebanks went to Haiti and convinced the mother of a teenage girl to send her to Jamaica with the promise of a better life.

It's further alleged that when the child came to Jamaica she was forced to take care of the couple's children and was sexually assaulted.

Prosecutors Lisa Palmer-Hamilton and Sa-hi Whittingham-Maxwell called ten witness before closing their case a short while ago in the in-camera trial now underway in the Home Circuit Court.

Lead defence attorney Donald Bryan said he will not call any witness but intends to tended into evidence the statements the complainant given to Jamaican police in Haiti.