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Cop to stand trial for missing girl's murder

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Police constable Rushan Hamilton, who is accused of carnal abuse involving a 14-year-old girl who went missing a few weeks after she reported the matter to the police, is to be tried on May 3 for the girl's murder.

Hamilton appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday and was remanded until March 26 when a bail application will be made.

The Crown is alleging that the girl was sexually molested on October 4, 2008, at the barracks at the Elletson Road Police Station in Kingston.

A report was made to the police on October 10, 2008, and Hamilton was subsequently arrested and charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault.

The girl went missing from her gate in Harbour View, St Andrew, in late October 2008 and has not been seen since.

Hamilton was subsequently arrested and charged with the girl's murder.