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Armed men rape Clarendon teen during early morning robbery

Published:Thursday | May 1, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer



CLARENDON, Jamaica:

A 17-year-old Clarendon girl is now getting counselling after she was raped by two of four armed men in the farming community of Parnasus near York Town last night.




It is reported that shortly after 2 a.m., four men carrying guns and machetes kicked off the door to her house and robbed the family of cash and other valuables.



The men then dragged the teen into nearby bushes where they raped her.



Angered by the incident, Parnasus residents this morning blocked the main road demanding that the authorities cut the overgrown bushes where the teen was raped.



The residents say the bushes have been providing a haven for thieves and rapists.



According to councillor for the York Town Division, Uphell Purcell, the land is owned by the Sugar Company of Jamaica.



Purcell says the Clarendon Parish Council has written to the Sugar Company of Jamaica to clear the lands, but they have failed to do so.



Up to earlier this afternoon, the police were at the scenes of the crimes carrying out further investigation.



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