Government Official Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen

A report of sexual assault has been filed against a sitting MP who allegedly fondled an 18-year-old woman on April 6.

Well-placed sources told OBSERVER media the victim made the complaint at Langfords Police Station on Thursday, after days of deliberations with her family.

The incident reportedly occurred at a gathering after a funeral where it is alleged several eyewitnesses intervened.

It is alleged that the young woman, who was hired to serve food at the event, immediately expressed disgust and told her close relatives. Sources said they were at first fearful to come forward given the public position of the man who allegedly assaulted the young woman who recently moved to Antigua.

The Sexual Offences Act bars publication of the names of the victim and the accused. Only if convicted or permission is given to the media, can the accused man’s name be disclosed.

OBSERVER media was informed that people close to the official involved, have been contacting the family to try to convince them to settle the matter without the involvement of the police or court.

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