Canadian brothers charged with raping American woman in Jamaica

By Jamaica Observer

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Two men from Ontario, Canada have been charged with raping an American woman in Jamaica last month, according to Canadian reports.

It is alleged that the brothers sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman at a Hanover hotel in December.

CBC news cited well-known attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, who is representing the brothers, aged 18 and 22, as saying they were each released on bail of CAD$3,510 last week, but are not permitted to leave the Caribbean island while the case is before the courts.

The men, who have each been charged with one count of rape, have reportedly denied the allegation.

The brothers are both Canadian students studying in Canada. Their names haven’t been released because both have signed a privacy agreement, Champagnie told CBC Toronto.

They are expected to appear in court on January 30.

Global Affairs Canada said they are investigating the matter and are providing “consular services” to the two accused.

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