Fire brigade assistant commissioner pleads guilty; to be sentenced next year
ST JAMES, Jamaica— Assistant commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Floyd McLean, pleaded guilty to the charge of indecent assault in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday.
McLean was originally charged with attempted rape and sexual touching of a child, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.
He is to be sentenced on February 9, 2024.
The assistant commissioner is accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl who was volunteering at the Montego Bay Fire Department.
McLean was arrested in August following a probe by detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse into the incident, which reportedly occurred in July.
It was reported that after the alleged incident, the child told a family member, who got the police involved.
McLean first joined the service in 1990, and was a decorated member of the JFB. He was in charge of the JFB’s Region Four Division.