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Bus driver, conductor accused of abducting schoolgirl further remanded

Published:Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 9:24 AM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Two members of a bus crew who allegedly abducted a 16-year-old schoolgirl in 2009 have been remanded until November 24.

At that time, their trial is expected to begin in the Home Circuit Court.

The matter has been on the trial list since 2011, but it is reported that the complainant, has never attended court.

Cassius Berwise, a bus driver and his conductor, Carville Graham are accused of abducting the schoolgirl who was a passenger on the bus.

The Crown is alleging that on December 18, 2009, the girl boarded the bus which plies the Half-Way Tree to Duhaney Park route.

When the girl reached her destination in Patrick City, she requested a stop but the driver allegedly refused to stop telling her that he was taking her away to have sexual intercourse with her.

The complainant was allegedly taken miles away from her destination to Duhaney Park where a female passenger intervened and helped the girl to escape.

The police were alerted and the two men subsequently held.

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