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Court to rule today on transfer of Moravian sex case

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey
In this file photo, Rev Jermaine Gibson (left), Rev Dr Paul Gardner (centre), and attorney Peter Champagnie leaving the Mandeville Parish Court.

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 today whether their case will be transferred to Kingston.

The two appeared with their lawyers in the Manchester Parish Court last week 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.