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Immigration officer freed of rape charge

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 11:12 AM

Immigration officer Kenton Senior has been freed of a rape charge.

The Crown offered no evidence against him when the case was called up in the St Catherine Circuit Court yesterday.

Senior, 39, had denied committing the offence and had told the police that the complainant had consented.

It was alleged that the complainant and Senior met at church in July 2015.

The complainant reportedly accompanied Senior to his home where she alleged that she was sexually assaulted.

She later reported the matter to the police and the immigration officer was subsequently arrested and charged.

When Senior appeared in court last week Thursday the case was set for trial in January next year.

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, who represented Senior, applied for the case to be listed for yesterday.

In court, Wildman called for the case to be thrown out and argued that Senior had been attending court since 2015 and that the complainant was always absent.

The investigating officer, who was in court, said the complainant could not be located.

The prosecution then offered no evidence against Senior.

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