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New bail bond requested for Moravian Ministers

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 2:15 PM
Rev Jermaine Gibson (left), Rev Dr Paul Gardner (centre), and attorney Peter Champagnie leaving the Mandeville Parish Court on February 1.

Tamara  Bailey, Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester:
Moravian ministers Dr Paul Gardner and Jermaine Gibson, who are facing carnal abuse charges, arising from a series of incidents that allegedly happened in 2002,  had their matter moved from the Manchester Parish Court to the circuit court this morning.

The two are expected to return to court on February 23, where a request will be made from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, to have the matter transferred to Kingston.

Gardner and Gibson, who were today represented by attorney Pierre Rogers, were both taken into custody, pending the signing of the new bail bond requested from Judge Evan Brown.

It is expected that they will be processed and released today.