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Moravian ministers facing criminal charges back in court

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 10:07 AM
Former Moravian president Dr Paul Gardner (right) and his former deputy Jermaine Gibson leaving court on February 1.

The two former leaders of the Moravian Church facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with an underage girl are to return to the Manchester Parish Court today.

The former president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica, Dr Paul Gardner, and the former deputy president, Reverend Jermaine Gibson, have been charged with carnal abuse arising from a series of incidents that allegedly occurred in 2002.

Prosecutors are today expected to have the case transferred from the Parish Court to the Manchester Circuit Court. 

Dr Gardner and Reverend Gibson were arrested and charged last month and made their first appearance before the Manchester Parish Court last Wednesday.

Both men have maintained their innocence.