– cops implicated in cover-up to also face charges
After an extensive, four-month police investigation, an Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) is likely to appear in court, shortly, on alleged sexual misconduct with a teenage boy.
The investigation has reportedly also ensnared at least three police ranks, who are accused of attempting to influence the outcome of the investigation.
They are said to be among several individuals for whom the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has recommended charges.
Crime Chief Michael Kingston told Kaieteur News that Commissioner of Police Leslie James has the report.
Police started the investigation last August, after the allegations of sexual impropriety were leveled against the MP. He was detained briefly before being placed on station bail.
But the probe took a disturbing turn, with allegations that some individuals were attempting to suppress evidence.
According to reports, the perpetrator met the teenager at a birthday party that was held for one of the MP’s young relatives.
It was alleged that the MP first made advances toward the teen at the party and later accompanied the teen to a nearby bar, where they were imbibing.
It was during this time that he allegedly made a second proposal to the teen.
In an interview, the accused MP had refuted the allegation, while suggesting that attempts were afoot to tarnish his character.
The man confirmed, nonetheless, that a group of teenagers had attended his relative’s 16th birthday party.
The MP said that he was shocked to learn that there was a social media post, the next day, which implicated him as having indulged in sexual misconduct with one of the teens.
According to the MP, he met the alleged victim for the first time at the birthday party.
He said he later learned that some of the teens bought alcohol at a shop.