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DNA tests link wanted man to Irwin Point rapes

Published:Thursday | September 25, 2014 | 6:33 PM

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer



WESTERN BUREAU:

The police say DNA tests have linked a man who was wanted for multiple rapes in Granville, St James to the 2012 Irwin Point rape of five females.




The confirmation was reportedly made after the man was arrested by the police in relation to the other rapes.



Two brothers Kerron and Sheldon Brissett had initially been arrested in relation to the rapes.



The Brissetts were charged days after the much-publicised rapes which took place on September 24, 2012.



In the incident, five females, including an eight-year-old girl, were taken from their home and raped in an open lot.



The brothers had maintained their innocence and voluntarily offered DNA samples for testing.



The results did not match the samples of the alleged rapists.



However, the prosecution still proceeded with the case.



The Brissett brothers were subsequently freed of the charges.



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