Senior’s alleged rapist charged

A St Catherine man has been charged with the rape of a 68-year-old woman on Good Friday.

The accused, Sylvester Coke, is a 39-year-old labourer of Bog Walk, St Catherine.

Coke was charged yesterday by Detective Sergeant Leroy Guy of the Bog Walk Police Station.

Reports are that the complainant was at her home in Kent Village, St Catherine, on Good Friday when it is alleged that a man kicked off her door, entered and sexually assaulted her.

The matter was reported to the police which launched an investigation.

Coke, who was picked up by the police the following day, was placed on an identification parade and positively identified by the senior citizen.

He is scheduled to appear in the Linstead Resident Magistrate’s Court later this week.

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