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Moravian church president and vice-president resign amid sex scandal

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 1:56 PM
The Nazareth Moravian Church in Manchester to which 64-year-old Rupert Clarke is assigned. Clarke is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

President of the Moravian Church in Jamaica Dr Paul Gardner and Vice-President Jermaine Gibson have resigned.

The development coincides with the sex scandal now gripping the church in Jamaica.

The scandal began with the December 28 arrest of 64-year-old Rupert Clarke, the pastor at the Nazareth Moravian Church in Manchester.

Clarke has since been charged with having sex with a minor and the police say he will soon face additional charges.

READ: Moravian sex scandal deepens ... email trail reveals church knew of sex allegations against pastor 

The Moravian Sex Scandal deepened this week when a former minister of the church released a trail of emails contradicting claims by president Paul Gardner that he had no previous knowledge of allegations of misconduct ‎by Clarke.

More to come...