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Moravian sex scandal case transfer delayed again

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 2:04 PM
In this February 1 file photo, former Moravian president Dr Paul Gardner (right) and his former deputy Jermaine Gibson leave court.

The clergymen involved in the Moravian sex scandal will have to wait another 12 weeks to find out whether their case will move to the Home Circuit Court in Kingston.

Reverends Dr Paul Gardner and Jermaine Gibson, who appeared before the Manchester Circuit Court this morning, had their bails extended and are expected to return to court on Wednesday, May 24.

According to their attorney, Peter Champagnie, the defence presented some documents to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) which has requested time to review them.

Gardner and Gibson were charged with carnal abuse arising from a series of incidents dating as far back as 2002.

DPP Paula Llewelyn had earlier signalled her desire to have the case against the ministers transferred to Kingston to allow for a fair trial.