87-y-o charged with molesting 14-year-old

November 07, 2019

An 87-year-old shopkeeper in Trelawny is now in custody after being accused of molesting a 14-year-old child. He has been charged with grievous sexual assault.

Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, head of the Trelawny police, told THE STAR that the suspect was taken into custody after neighbours called the police after seeing the minor going into the suspect’s home.

Residents became suspicious and checked the home, where it was discovered that the child was being molested.

Ricketts said that investigations and interviews were conducted throughout Wednesday which concluded in Gordon being charged.

“He was offered bail, but nobody was willing to bail him. If he is not bailed tonight, we will take him to court tomorrow for a judge to make a ruling. The matter is receiving very serious attention,” Ricketts told THE STAR.

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