Detectives assigned to the Centre for Investigation Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA) arrested and charged popular entertainer Capleton for rape on Friday.
Reports from the police are that on Saturday, April 28 at about 11:20 a.m., the “Jah Jah City” singer whose real name is Clifton 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.
He is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, May 14.
Capleton’s attorney Christopher Townsend has since refuted the claims and is confident that King David will be exonerated. Townsend also revealed that a dual investigation is being conducted by the police force after the woman who made the report is currently being investigated for extortion.
Capleton’s rep says the artiste made a report to a constable on May 2 that a woman had been attempting to extort money from him after a sexual encounter days earlier.
Allegations are that after the sexual encounter, the woman allegedly complained that she had a cyst on her ovary and had been admitted to the hospital for treatment, and according to Capleton’s management team, that was a lie.
His rep claimed that the alleged victim then sent one of her daughters, a 19-year-old, to pick up snacks from the deejay, but the demands did not subside.
Capleton reportedly refused to co-operate once the woman demanded a large sum of money to allow her to be a part of a ’round-robin’.
The rep added that police, both at the Half-Way Tree CIB and officials from CISOCA, are in possession of text messages and conversations relating to the matter.