Search is still on for police officer accused of sexual misconduct
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.