Capleton walks free; rape charge dismissed

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capleton-photo-1.jpgThe entertainment fraternity is even now celebrating with veteran dancehall artiste Capleton, whose rape charge was dismissed Wednesday afternoon during a committal proceeding in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. After nearly one year of going to court and losing perhaps millions of dollars in concert earnings, not to mention the stain on his reputation, the artiste is now a free man.

His management team is in a jubilant mod as they acknowledge that the artiste has been vindicated. Capleton has always maintained his innocence and there have been charges that they police did not investigate the case properly before arresting the Rastafarian reggae artiste.

He has had several court appearance between last year May and now, and had been to court a total of three times since this year.

Each time Capleton has appeared in court, the female who has accused him of rape has never been present.

It was in May 2018 that detectives assigned to the Centre for Investigation Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA) arrested and charged the popular 51 year old entertainer for rape.

Reports from the police are that on Saturday, April 28 at about 11:20 am, Bailey reportedly hired a female hairdresser to groom his hair at a hotel in the New Kingston area. While at the hotel, it is reported that he forcibly had sexual intercourse with the female.

The matter was reported to the police and an investigation launched. Bailey was subsequently charged after a question and answer interview was conducted in the presence of his attorney.

Since the incident, the attorney representing the international reggae artiste has refuted the claims and accused the female of trying to extort his client.

When Capleton last appeared in court, he had his bail extended and a new mention date was scheduled after the court had been told that the case file was incomplete