Taxi operator accused of raping female passenger in St Mary

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A 33-year-old taxi operator has been charged with rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted a female passenger in Pear Tree Grove, St Mary in April.

Charged is Martel Hermit, otherwise called ‘Juju’ of Palmento Grove, Guys Hill, St Catherine.

Reports are that about 9:40 pm, whilst travelling an argument developed between Hermit and the woman and he stopped the vehicle.

It is reported that he brought the woman to another location, rendered her unconscious, and sexually assaulted her.

A report was made to the police.

He turned himself in to the police on Monday, September 18 where he was charged for the offence.

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