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Accused rapist placed on police wanted list

Wednesday, December 11, 2013    

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THE man who sexually assaulted the group of students at a school in St Catherine last Thursday has been placed on the police wanted list.

"A composite sketch [of the suspect] is being prepared and is to be released any time now," Superintendent Anthony Castelle told the Jamaica Observer.

Castelle — the officer in charge of the St Catherine North Police Division — was speaking after a meeting at the school with Education Minister Ronald Thwaites and Member of Parliament for North West St Catherine Robert Pickersgill.

They visited the school to look at the area where the four students were held and sexually assaulted as they participated in an agriculture class.

"This is a straight criminal attack by someone who is sick," said Minister Thwaites. The education minister said he was shocked that someone could have it in their mind to brandish a gun and terrorise four 12-year-old students.

Both minister and the MP promised that they would be working with the police to improve security at the institution. Thwaites said, however, that it would not be possible to erect a perimeter fencing around the 17-acre property.

Police said two school resource officers will be placed at the school, one of whom will be assigned to the school on a continuous basis.

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