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Jamaicans found guilty of trafficking Haitian girl to be sentenced

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:22 PM

Two Jamaicans found guilty of trafficking a teenage Haitian girl are to be sentenced next month.

Rohan Ebanks was indicted by a seven-member jury on Friday for rape, trafficking in person, and facilitating trafficking in person.

His co-accused, Voneisha Reeves, had pleaded guilty to facilitating trafficking in person at the start of the in-camera trial.

They will be sentenced on July 7.

The court heard that while on a visit to Haiti in 2010, Ebanks convinced relatives of a teenage girl to allow him to take her to Jamaica with the promise that she would have a better life.

However, prosecutors say when the teen arrived in Jamaica, she was forced to take care of the couple’s children and was sexually assaulted.