Jamaicans found guilty of trafficking Haitian girl to be sentenced
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.