Elephant Man beats rape rap

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

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DANCEHALL artiste Elephant Man was freed of rape and other sexual charges in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston, on Monday.


According to the investigating officer, the case was dismissed after it was revealed that the complainant had passed away. She was buried on January 17.


The prosecution said it could offer no evidence against the artiste. As a result, a group of jurors were empanelled and instructed by Justice Marcia Dunbar Green to return a formal verdict of not guilty, freeing Elephant Man (whose given name is Oniel Bryan) of charges of rape, buggery and grievous sexual assault.


The charges against the artiste stemmed from a January 2012 incident involving a 31-year-old woman at his Hillcrest Avenue home, in St Andrew.


 

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