Jamaica: Pastor charged with rape

Jamaica Observer:-Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — A Moravian pastor alleged to have had sexual intercourse with a 15 year-old girl on the night of Wednesday, December 28, 2016 has been formally charged with statutory rape, police say.

He has been identified as 64-year-old Robert Clarke, a longstanding minister of the Moravian Church, based in Manchester.

Clarke is expected to go before the court sometime next week, police said.

The allegations are that about 9:00 pm on December 28, a motorised police patrol in the deep-rural community of Austin in Myersville, south east St Elizabeth, close to the Alpart plant in Nain, came upon a parked car in a secluded area. Further inspection revealed the pastor and the 15 year-old in what the police describe as a “compromising position”.

nvestigators said last week that they were following further leads as a result of allegations that the pastor may have been involved in similar behaviour previously.


  1. Anonymous
    January 3, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Those pedophile priests and pastors are the real wolves in sheep’s ( or priest/pastor’s) clothing.

  2. Anonymous
    January 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Hope that you yourself is not a Pedophile.

  3. Faizal Hossen
    January 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Melbourne, Australia. He is not the first priest abusing underaged girls nor will he be the last priest. He should be giving good examples. If he is a Catholic priest, he should be forgiven and be understood , as he is not allowed to get married and has sex, as a Catholic priest. So, very often, they can not suppress the sexual desires and slipped. But, for other priests of other churches, there is no excuse.

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