Detectives assigned to the Portmore Police Station arrested and charged two men on Wednesday, July 29 following an incident that took place between Molynes Road, Kingston and a premises in Dumbeholden, Portmore in St. Catherine on Wednesday, June 17.
Charged are 27-year-old Nicholas Thorpe, taxi Operator of Marl Road, Gordon Pen and 35-year-old Michael Wildman otherwise called ‘Dwayne’, of Dela Vega City both in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
Thorpe was charged with Rape, Forcible Abduction, Indecent Assault, Robbery with Aggravation and Illegal Possession Firearm whilst Wildman was charged with Rape, Grievous Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault and Robbery with Aggravation.
Reports are that Thorpe along with Wildman was travelling in a white Nissan AD wagon posing as a taxi. They picked up a woman on Molynes Road, Kingston en route to Portmore, St. Catherine.
Thorpe, who was the driver, allegedly power-locked the car doors, and both men blindfolded and tased her; they subsequently took her to a house in Dumbeholden, where they took turns in raping and sexually assaulting her. She was also robbed of her cellular phone and cash.
Following extensive investigations by the Portmore Police Thorpe and Wildman were picked up during an operation on July 01 and placed on an identification parade, where they were pointed out. They are both scheduled to appear before the St. Catherine Parish Court on Mon, Aug 10.
The Police ais asking anyone who may have been a victim of or who may have info about similar crimes in the area to contact the Portmore Police at 989-8422, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station. Persons may also share information through crime stop at 311.