Jamaica deports accused child molester who hid in island for 11 years
Charles Manord Rainey (Photo: Paulding County Sheriff's Office)

A 71-year-old American man who hid in Jamaica for more than a decade to avoid child molestation charges has been deported to his homeland after being captured in St James last week.

Charles Manord Rainey is accused of molesting a girl under the age of 16 in Georgia back in 2010.

Investigations led to him being charged for aggravated child molestation, child molestation and sexual battery. However, he did not show up for his scheduled July 2011 court appearance leading to a bench warrant being issued for his arrest.

After his arrest in Norwood, St James last week, Rainey reportedly admitted to authorities that he had overstayed his visa, issued in 2011 that was only good for six months.

Rainey was captured in a raid carried out by members of the Lotto Scam Task Force, Fugitive Apprehension Team, Counter Terrorism & Organized Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC), and the United States Marshals Service.

He was deported to Georgia last Friday, November 18.

Rainey is being held in the Paulding County Jail without bond. Persons who may have been victimised by Rainey are being encouraged to contact detectives at (770) 443-3010 or send a tip via the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Which long-term investment option is more attractive to you at the moment?