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  • CISOCA probes video of woman offering sex to underage boy

    Screenshot of the graphic video showing a woman offering sex to an underage boy in exchange for cash.

    The Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) has launched a probe to verify the authenticity of a video that has been circulating on social media of a woman offering sex to an underage boy in exchange for money.

    The disturbing video, which is nearly two minutes in length, shows the adult female telling a child, who appears to be no more than five years old, to pay her in order to have sex with her. It has been making the rounds on social media and has triggered shock and anger among Jamaicans.

    "We are aware of the video and have launched our own investigation into the matter," a senior detective from CISOCA told Loop News.

    "We are doing our own checks, and can say at this time that we are very concerned about what is on the video," the detective said.

     Footage of the video begins with the woman and the little boy in a room, with the female apparently turning down the boy’s initial request for a sexual favour.

    The little boy then asks, “a weh yuh tek me fah?”

    The woman then disturbingly tells the child that her sexual favours were not for free and she needed money before he is allowed to have sex with her. 

    The little boy then puts down some money on a desk and the woman alarmingly tells him to take off his clothes.

    He asks if the woman will take off her clothes, to which she said she will. The woman then asks the child to see his penis and asks him what he was planning to do.

    After the boy reveals his ‘desires’, the video comes to an end with the woman demanding more money for the sexual acts requested.  The little boy responded that he had “$20”, but the woman said that she was “no $20 gal.”

     It is not clear if the woman engages in sexual contact with the little boy.

     Several Facebook users have expressed shock and outrage and have been calling for the woman to be located by the police, along with the video creator.



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  • Cops discover body parts of Cross Dressing Drug Mule at popular Kingston motel

    Body of man found cut in two at popular motel in Kingston


    Hunts Bay police have launched a massive investigation into a case where a man was hacked to death and his body cut in two and left at a popular motel in Kingston on Saturday.

    Reports reaching Loop News are that at about 11:30 am, the body of the unidentified male was discovered in a room at the motel located along Gretna Green Avenue, Kingston.

    Reports are that a janitor, who went to a room at the facility stumbled on the remains.

    Police were later called to the scene and, on arrival, the body was seen with a plastic bag tied over the head. The upper torso was seen in the bathroom and the lower half near the shower.

    Police say they have not yet established a motive into the killing.

    Loop News sources say the victim is believed to be a male cross dresser and drug mule, who had ingested drugs. Reports are that he was brought to the facility and cut open and the contents removed from his body.

    Police have not confirmed or denied the reports.


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  • Missing Westmoreland woman found dead

    The deceased has been identified as 21-year -old Shantel Wright of the Brown Bush section of Little London, Westmoreland.

    The slightly decomposed body of a female who went missing over a day ago was discovered in a cane field, a short distance from her Westmoreland home on Friday.

    The deceased has been identified as 21-year -old Shantel Wright of the Brown Bush section of Little London, Westmoreland.

    The discovery of the body has triggered a massive demonstration by irate residents who are demanding that the police work assiduously to find the culprit responsible for Wright's killing.

    The police, who are probing the gruesome discovery, are yet to determine the cause of Wright's death.

    Investigators will be banking on the results of a post mortem to determine the cause of death.

    Despite a constant downpour, the irate residents, mostly sheltering under umbrellas, have flocked the scene, where the body was found, about quarter mile from Wright's home.


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  • My lord, have mercy,' Patrick Powell begs judge

    Patrick Powell leaves court in a car after being freed of murder last year.

    St Andrew businessman Patrick Powell on Thursday morning asked a judge for leniency in the case against him for allegedly failing to hand over his licensed firearm to the authorities during an investigation into the 2011 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kingston College student, Khajeel Mais.

    Powell testified that, when the request was made for him to produce the firearm, he was in police custody and exercised his constitutional right to remain silent.

    "I never refused even in the absence of my lawyer, all I did was insist that whenever I was to be questioned that my lawyer was present," Powell told the Kingston and St Andrew Court.

    The businessman begged Parish Judge Vaughn Smith for mercy before concluding his testimony.

    "My lord, this is your courtroom, you are god in here, may you have mercy,” he said.

    Powell was arrested and charged with murder over the July 1, 2011 shooting death of Mais. But he was freed October 2016 after the prosecution offered no further evidence in the case before the Home Circuit Court.

    The acquittal came after the prosecution’s main witness denied giving a statement to police that implicated Powell in the killing.


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  • Caribbean American ex-nurse convicted of murder for hire of Jamaican-born husband

    NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – A Caribbean American ex-registered nurse in Brooklyn, New York has been convicted of hiring a hitman to murder her Jamaican-born husband in 2013 after two failed attempts at the victim's life.

    The gunman was also convicted of murder.


    On Wednesday, it took a jury less than three hours to convict Alishia Noel-Murray, 29 – whose father, Andrew Noel, was born in Grenada, and mother, Pauline Noel, also a registered nurse, was born in Guyana – of having her husband, Omar Murray, 37, knocked off to cash in on nearly US$900,000 in life insurance claims.


    Both of Noel-Murray's parents are separated and reside in Brooklyn. Pauline Noel, a born-again Christian, who was strongly opposed to her daughter's actions, testified against her daughter at trial.


    Jurors found Noel-Murray, who was fired by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, of guilty of murder, attempted murder and weapon possession in the February 23, 2013 assassination of her husband.


    “She's a real monster,” Murray's Jamaican-born mother, Eunice Ashley Henry, 59, a home health aide in Brooklyn, told reporters after the verdict. “I'm ecstatic. I'm overwhelmed, but I'm still missing my son.”


    Prosecutors said Noel-Murray plotted with her lover, Dameon Lovell, to hire a hitman for US$3,500 to kill Murray, so she could collect on three life insurance policies.


    Lovell cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for 15 years to life in prison, according to the Daily News.


    It said the assailant, Kirk Portious, 29, murdered Murray in their Lott Avenue, Brownsville, Brooklyn home.


    Noel-Murray was convicted of first-degree murder following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog, and Portious was convicted by a separate jury of first-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.


    Each defendant faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole when they're sentenced on June 29, 2017, according to Brooklyn Acting District Attorney, Puerto Rican-born Eric Gonzalez.


    “These defendants engaged in a calculated and cold-hearted plot to kill an innocent man,” he said in a statement on Wednesday. “Their heinous scheme was exposed, and a jury has now held them responsible for these reprehensible crimes.”


    The Acting District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, on Feb. 24, 2013, at about 12:58 pm, Omar Murray, was shot dead inside his home, located at 204 Lott Avenue in Brownsville.


    The investigation led police to Lovell, who told investigators that his girlfriend had asked him to find someone to kill her husband after her attempt to poison him had failed, Gonzalez said.


    The first person shot at the victim on February 6, 2013, but missed, according to testimony. Lovell then hired Portious and provided him with a US$500 down payment and the gun, which he received from Noel-Murray, the evidence showed.


    The gunman was promised a total of US$3,500, Gonzalez said. He said Noel-Murray had taken out nearly US$900,000 in life insurance on her husband before the murder and attempted to cash out the policies within days of his death.


    Lovell had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for a promised sentence of 15 years to life in prison, Gonzalez said.

    Describing Noel-Murray as “the devil,” Eunice Ashley Henry said her daughter-in-law had “tried so many times to kill my son.”


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