UPDATE: Two more Moravian clergymen charged with carnal abuse

The Gleaner
January 23, 2017

Dr Paul Gardner (left) and Jermaine Gibson.

Two more clergymen have been charged with carnal abuse. 

Dr Paul Gardner and Jermaine Gibson were today charged following investigations by detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA).

Superintendent Enid Ross Stewart, head of CISOCA, said Gibson, 36,  of Lyndale Close, Kingston 20 and Gardner, 54,  of Burbank Avenue, Kingston 19 were today charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault.

According to the police, the incidents, which date as far back as 2002.

They allege that Gibson had a sexual relationship with the girl who was twelve years old at the time.

Two years later, Gardener also developed a sexual relationship with the then teen.

Gardner and Gibson will appear in the Manchester Parish Court next week.

Dr Gardner quit as president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands earlier this month amid allegations of sexual misconduct within the organisation. Gibson, who was his deputy, also resigned.

Rupert Clarke, 64, another Moravian minister, is currently before the courts for alleged sexual misconduct.Clarke has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl.


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