A 27-year old Jamaican lady who arrived in Barbados on the on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Jamaica on Saturday, February 26, has spoken out on an allege rape she encountered while in custody by the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF), after being accused of drug smuggling.
The Jamaican Observer managed to get a copy of a signed statement from the lady, where she described the ordeal. According to the 27-year old, on her arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), she managed to clear immigration, but was searched at customs, where a secret compartment in her luggage was discovered, the compartment contained drugs.
She was taken into custody by the RBPF, and placed in a cell for what might have been until the next court session. It is while at the holding cells, that the lady was allegedly raped by two male officers, who were apparently aided and abetted by a female officer.
A male constable accused of serious indecency of the Jamaican, and the female constable, working as custodian of the cells, who was charged with aiding and abetting him, were granted BDS$5000 bail when they appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court last Thursday.
Jonathon Birchmore Richard Barrow, 32, of Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, and Constable Melanie Shantelle Lakeisha Denny, 25, of Golden Mile, St Peter, had their passports confiscated as part of their $5 000 bail.
Barrow, who was represented by Andrew Pilgrim and Lesley Cargill, and Denny, who retained Kendrid Sargeant and Lennox Miller, returns to court on September 1.
Barbados Police Officer Missing - Update 21 Jun 2011
Constable Jonathon Birchmore Richard Barrow, 32, of Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael is reportedly missing according to the Jamaican Observer. The Observer reports that, "BARBADOS police say they have no idea of the whereabouts of a cop who is accused of raping a Jamaican woman while she was in custody.