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Alleged serial molester held for assault of five kids

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:18 AM
The alleged serial molester was beaten by residents and later rescued.
The alleged serial molester was beaten by residents and later rescued.

A man who has been accused of sexually assaulting five young children is now in police custody.

The alleged victims include four boys and a girl whose ages range from six to 12 years old, commanding officer for the St Mary police, Superintendent Bobbette Morgan, has confirmed.

Morgan said investigators are probing eight cases of indecent assault, one case of buggery, and one incident of grievous sexual assault against the 38-year-old suspect.

No charges have been laid against him.

“He is to face an identification parade,” Morgan told The Gleaner late Wednesday.

The incidents allegedly occurred on June 1.

Investigators believe that in one incident, two of the boys, who are brothers, were allegedly molested at the home of the suspect.

According to reports, the man was held and badly beaten by residents last Sunday.

He was later rescued and taken to the Port Maria Hospital for treatment.