Reverend Paul Lewis case postponed

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The sexual assault case against the reverend Dr. Paul Lewis has been put off in the Westmoreland Circuit court in Jamaica.


The matter was first mentioned in the circuit session today after being transferred from the Resident Magistrate’s Court.


Reverend Lewis is scheduled to return October 19.
By that time deputy director of public prosecutions Dirk Harrison should have
reviewed the case file and determine whether the case should be tried.


Following yesterday’s court appearance Reverend Lewis’ lawyer, Keith Bishop, told
reporters that the evidence against his client is weak.
He also says the matter should have been dismissed long ago.


In the meantime, Reverend Lewis’ $300,000 bail has been extended.
It’s alleged that in June 2009, Reverend Lewis met a 15-year-old girl at a church convention in Little London, Westmoreland, where he was a guest preacher.


He reportedly exchanged telephone numbers with the girl, and in a subsequent
meeting, took her and a 14-year-old female companion on a trip to Clarendon.


On their return to Westmoreland, the girls reportedly stayed with him at his Negril hotel.


It’s alleged that on that same night that the alleged sexual encounter took place with the 15-year-old girl while her companion watched.

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