A 72-year-old St Catherine man who was accused of buggering his eight-year-old grandson has been charged by the Ewarton Police in St Catherine.
THE STAR was informed that it was alleged that on May 1 the senior citizen sexually molested the boy who lived with him. It is said that the child’s parents also live in the same yard, however, the boy lived with the old man.
After the ordeal, the child was alleged to have been threatened by his attacker and warned not to tell anyone about what had happened. However, it is said that relatives observed the child behaving in an unusual manner and when he was questioned, he alleged that the accused man had molested him. The child was medically examined and it was reportedly proven that he had been buggered.
An investigation was launched in the matter, which resulted in criminal charges being brought against the elderly man.
The accused man, whose name is being withheld, is to appear in the Linstead Resident Magistrate’s Court later this week to answer to the charge.
THE STAR was also told that additional charges could be brought against the accused under the Child Care and Protection Act.