Caribbean Headline: Sitting M.P and Government official charged for fondling a teen

Reports from a popular media house in Antigua are that A of sexual assault has been filed against a sitting MP who allegedly fondled an 18-year-old woman on April 6.

A Well-placed sources told the OBSERVER media, that the victim made a complaint at Langfords Police Station on Thursday, after days of deliberations with her family.

The incident reportedly occurred at a gathering after a funeral where it is alleged several eyewitnesses intervened.

It is alleged that the young woman, who was hired to serve food at the event, immediately expressed disgust and told her close relatives. Sources said they were at first fearful to come forward given the public position of the man who allegedly assaulted the young woman who recently moved to Antigua.

The Sexual Offences Act bars publication of the names of the victim and the accused. Only if convicted or permission is given to the media, can the accused man’s name be disclosed.

“people close to the official involved, have been contacting the family to try to convince them to settle the matter without the involvement of the police or court”. Said the OBSERVER media in Antigua

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