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Police prosecutor charged with sex crime

Cpl #147 Kerry Swan is now out on bail

A police officer attached to the Prosecution Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has been slapped with a sexual offense charge against a minor.

THE NEW TODAY understands that two counts of Indecent Assault were laid on Corporal #147 Kerry Swan by officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Swan was reportedly granted bail today (Saturday) in the sum of EC$10,000 with one surety by Chief Magistrate Teddy St Louis.

A businessman is said to have shown up to sign the bail form.

No date has been set by the Police for Cpl. Swan’s first court appearance as the charge sheet is still to be handed over to the St George’s Magistrate’s Court for filing.

According to a well-placed source, the alleged victim is a resident of the Bacolet Home for abused youngsters and the victim allegedly met with Cpl. Swan in preparation for an upcoming case.

“That little girl, he put her in an office by herself and the young lady complained that he touched her up so…,” he said

The wife of the Police Prosecutor is also attached to the Prosecution Department within RGPF and immediately took leave from the job.

The incident comes against the backdrop of recent disclosures by THE NEW TODAY of several senior police officers being accused of forcing female officers to have sexual intercourse with them with promises of promotion and those who refuse are subjected to acts of reprisals such as putting them to work on the midnight to morning shift.

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Police Commissioner Edvin Martin summoned all female police officers to a meeting just over a month ago to hear from them on allegations levelled against senior officers from the rank of Inspector to as far up as the Police High Command.

During the meeting, the island’s chief cop announced the setting up of a three-member Committee headed by an acting female Superintendent of Police to collect information from female officers on those officers who are engaged in such acts.

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