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Court to rule on Monday on transfer of Moravian sex case

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 4:27 PMTamara Bailey
Former Moravian president Dr Paul Gardner (right) and his former deputy Jermaine Gibson leaving court on February 1. – File

Moravian ministers Reverend Paul Gardner and Reverend Jermaine Gibson, who have been implicated in a series of sex scandals involving a minor, are expected to hear on Monday whether their case will be transferred to Kingston.

The two appeared with their lawyers in the Manchester Parish Court this morning where arguments were presented to Judge Lorna Shelly Williams. 

New statements were also presented to Williams, who later requested a few days to conduct her deliberations and arrive at a decision. 

Gardner and Gibson's bails were further extended. 

The two are charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault arising from a series of incidents dating back to 2002, involving a girl who was below the age of consent at the time.

Both pastors allegedly had sex with the girl.