Spanish Town security guard convicted of having sex with minor
Senior deputy director of public prosecutions Sharon Milwood-Moore has joined public outcry for the protection of young girls from those in the society who are hurting them.
She made the comment following the conviction this week of one of three security guards who had sexually molested a 15-year-old girl at a plaza in Spanish Town St Catherine.
"People in the society must understand that they must see young girls and leave them alone because their duty is to protect them," she emphasised.
She made the remark after security guard Glendon Hanson was convicted by a jury in the St Catherine Circuit Court of having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16.
Justice Christine McDonald has put off sentencing until next month.
Evidence was given at the trial that in 2011 the girl was walking in the plaza when a security guard dragged her into the bathroom and had sexual intercourse with her.
Two other security guards came into the bathroom and also sexually assaulted her.
The complainant wept throughout the trial as she related her ordeal.
The matter was reported to the police and the three security guards were arrested and charged.
One of the security guards Lincoln Rodney pleaded guilty a few years ago to the charges and is now serving a sentence.
The other security guard died last year while awaiting trial.
Milwood-Moore has commended the complainant for her perseverance in coming to court to testify despite the long delay.