Two suspects held in custody for the rapes of five females aged 8, 14, 16, 23 and 28 in Irwin, St. James was officially slapped with multiple charges on October 4th after they were pointed out in an identification parade.
The two who are said to be brothers, were both charged with robbery with aggravation, abduction, assault at common-law, illegal possession of firearm and burglary. One of the men has been slapped with further charges including buggery, rape, sexual touching, grievous sexual assault, unlawful wounding and burglary; while the other suspect has been charged with two counts of rape and grievous sexual assault.
Five females were robbed at gun point on September 24 at approximately 10:30 p.m., when one of the men armed with a gun ordered one of the victims to open the door to let them into their house and after they gained access they began to rob the victims of cellular phones, cash and jewelery. The two men then ordered the five females to an open lot where they were repeatedly raped them for over three hours.
There was shock and outrage by sections of the public including Prime Minister Portia Simpson-MIller and a march against violence against children and women was then held on September 28.
The men are to appear in court on October 9.