Search is still on for po­lice of­fi­cer ac­cused of sex­ual mis­con­duct

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - Source Daily Ob­server

The head of the St Vin­cent and the Gre­nadines po­lice force con­firmed on Wed­nes­day that the search is still on to lo­cate a mem­ber of the Royal Po­lice Force of An­tigua & Bar­buda who is fac­ing al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct with a mi­nor.

The Caribbean Times news­pa­per re­ported yes­ter­day that the ac­cused was ap­pre­hended by po­lice in that coun­try and re­mains in cus­tody.

The news­pa­per also in­di­cated that the man was ex­pected to be re­turned to An­tigua shortly.

How­ever, Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Renold Had­away said the po­lice have no knowl­edge of his cap­ture and that the al­leged per­pe­tra­tor ar­rived on the is­land on Oc­to­ber 2 on LIAT flight 771 but has not been lo­cated.

“What is strange about his ar­rival is that, ac­cord­ing to information, he re­sides in one par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tion, but upon en­try in the coun­try he placed a dif­fer­ent ad­dress on the Im­mi­gra­tion Card. We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether he is re­sid­ing in the stated lo­ca­tion or in the lo­ca­tion that we were told,” Had­away said.

He also said mea­sures will be im­ple­mented at the main port of en­tries in St Vin­cent in the event the ac­cused at­tempts to leave that is­land.

“We are fol­low­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion as it un­folds, but equally we would want to en­sure that not much time lapses and he does not get an op­por­tu­nity to flee the ju­ris­dic­tion,” Had­away said.

An ar­rest war­rant was is­sued for the po­lice of­fi­cer fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions that he ab­ducted and raped a 13-yearold girl in An­tigua.

He fled the coun­try days af­ter a re­port was filed with the force.

Dis­cus­sions are on­go­ing between the An­tigua and Bar­buda po­lice and Im­mi­gra­tions Of­fi­cials and their po­lice coun­ter­parts in St. Vin­cent and the Gre­nadines.

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