(CMR) A 56-year-old pastor was charged with rape and fraud after three of his victims made reports to the Spanish Town Police in May 2020.
One of the victims reported that the pastor told her to pay over more than$ 200,000 JMD for supplies and rituals needed to cure her of her illness, which the pastor claimed was a result of evil spirits.
The pastor then allegedly had sexual intercourse with her.
The two other victims – who are related – also went to the pastor on separate occasions. One of the victims was reportedly ill and the other was allegedly told by the pastor that she was being attacked by evil spirits.
They too paid over cash to the pastor and were then told to have sexual intercourse with him to be cured of their illnesses and freed from evil spirits.
Investigations into the pastor's actions – which span several years – continue to unfold.
56-year-old Winston Campbell, Bishop of Kitson Town, St. Catherine was taken into police custody and was later bailed.
On June 5, he turned himself in to the Police accompanied by his attorney in relation to the other reports made against him.
Campbell is to appear in the St. Catherine Parish Court on July 31.