St James men slapped with buggery charges

March 27, 2023

The St James police have arrested and charged two men with buggery and failure to report a child in need of care and protection, after being implicated in the sexual assault of a young girl in the parish.

They have been identified as 20-year-old farmer Anthony Grant, and 18-year-old Marlon Reid both of St James addresses. 

According to reports, two girls – age twelve - were walking along the Plantation Heights main road, when Grant and Reid drove up on a motorcycle and started a conversation with them.

During the conversation, both men disembarked and Grant pulled one of the girls into a nearby banana field while Reid restrained the other on the roadway.

Grant then proceeded to undress the female and sexually assaulted her.

After the ordeal Grant and the female returned to the roadway and Reid told her that if she told anyone what happened he would shoot her.

A report was made to the police and both men were arrested during an operation on Friday, March 17.

Grant was charged after he was pointed out during an identification parade on Tuesday, March 21 and Reid on Thursday, March 23.

They are slated to appear in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday, April 5 to answer to the charges laid against them.

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