Vincentian police officer charged, still to go before magistrate

By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St Kitts, November 18, 2019 – The Vincentian police officer who surrendered to police authorities in St John’s, Antigua on November 14 and returned to Basseterre on November 15, has been charged but is yet to go before a Magistrate at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Services Complex.

Twenty-four-year-old Police Constable Elrick Julano Clarke is to face charges for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge with a 15-year-old girl on Nevis on 15th October 2019.

Clarke, a new police recruit stationed in Nevis, disappeared from the federation. He was hiding on Antigua’s small island of Redonda and surrendered at the St John’s Police Station in Antigua around 1 a.m. on Thursday, November 14.

Media reports in Antigua said Clarke reported to Antigua police that he left St. Kitts twelve days earlier (November 2) via a boat and was dropped off at Redonda, where he remained for approximately ten days before getting a boat ride to Antigua.

Since his return to St Kitts, Clarke has been charged but is yet to go before a magistrate. Police are expected to object to bail.

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