DPP recommends ex-Constabulary officer be charged with rape

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The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers has recommended that former City Constabulary officer, Clifton Pellew, be charged with rape.

Pellew was fired by the City Council over allegations of rape of a 15-year-old boy.

The Juvenile was taken into custody on August 17, 2016 and placed before the court on a charge of wandering.

At some point during his detention for reasons unknown- between August 22 and August 23- the minor was transferred to the Regent Street Outpost where the alleged sexual act was carried out involving the child and the accused, Pellew.

Officer Quacy Baveghems had reportedly informed his superior of the act, claiming that he had witnessed it. However, as an investigation began into the matter, it was discovered that Baveghems did not make a written entry of the incident in the station diary.

Pellew and Baveghems were subsequently fired, after receiving a letter signed by the Town Clerk.

Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene

Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Greene had said that the decision to dismiss the officers came following the discovery of new evidence.

“There were some additional information that was brought to the council’s attention and some video tapings. Based on those video tapes, and even though it was still an alleged allegation, in the best interest of the Constabulary and the Organization the Town Clerk as administrator of the city of Georgetown would have dismissed them both,” Chase-Greene added.

The matter was subsequently transferred to the Police who sought legal advice from the DPP.

This publication was told that after reviewing the file, the DPP has advised that Pellew be charged with the rape of a child under the age of 16 years.

Since the incident occurred, a handful of protesters have been staging picketing exercises in front of City Hall calling for the removal of the Town Clerk, Royston King and the Mayor from their respective posts, while also calling for them to be arrested.

The handful of protesters who would usually assembly every Thursday in front of City Hall

According to the picketers, they are of firm belief that King and Chase-Greene should be considered accessories to a crime since they reportedly aided in the “cover up” of an alleged issue of sexual assault dating back to August, involving a minor.

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