KINGSTON, Jamaica – A taxi operator who allegedly assisted two men who robbed and sexually assaulted two women at their home on Tuesday, November 8, has been charged by the Half-Way Tree police.
He has been identified as 28-year-old Kemar McCarty, a taxi operator and pig farmer of Balcombe Drive, Kingston 11.
According to information from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, police used technology to track the man’s vehicle hours after the crime was committed. He was subsequently located and arrested.
Reports from the Half-Way Tree police are that about 12:00 pm, McCarty and two other men attacked the women at their home, robbed them, assaulted them and then escaped. The police responded quickly to the reports and activated their vehicle-tracking technology. The motor car was subsequently intercepted and McCarty arrested.
Follow-up operations were carried out at his home where the stolen items were recovered.
After being interviewed in the presence of his attorney, he was charged with robbery with aggravation, aiding and abetting robbery with aggravation and aiding and abetting rape.
McCarty is expected to answer to the charges in the Corporate Area Parish Court on Friday, December 9.
His accomplices remain at large but detectives continue to follow leads in the case.