DPP suspends probe into sexual assault of tourist in Negril

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has suspended a probe into alleged sexual assault involving two tourists at an all-inclusive resort in Negril, Westmoreland four months ago.

The Department says this pending new evidence.

It's reported that on July 5, a South African living in the United States visited Jamaica with her employers.

The woman's employers noticed marks on her neck and reported the matter to the Negril Police. The woman said she had a drink with a man and subsequently woke up sitting in a shower at the resort.

The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse conducted a probe into the matter and a file was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a ruling.

The ruling noted that the complainant did not outline in her statement that she was assaulted.

The Office of the DPP ruled that there was no evidence to support allegations that the complainant was drugged.

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