St James taxi operator charged with rape of 15-year-old girl

A St James taxi operator has been charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl on Richmond Hill road in the parish on Sunday, October 16, last year.


Charged is 52-year-old Herman Atkinson of Richmond Hill road.


Police say the teen reportedly boarded a bus being operated by Atkinson.


The girl was reportedly left alone on the bus after other passengers arrived at their destinations.


Atkinson allegedly sped past the girl’s stop and went to a house on Richmond Hill road, where he lifted her from the vehicle, took her inside and sexually assaulted her. He then reportedly transported her halfway home telling her to walk the rest of the journey.


A report was made to the police and an investigation was launched.


Atkinson was arrested on Thursday, January 12.


He was interviewed and charged.


A court date is being arranged.




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