Student, counsellor on kidnapping charges
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday May 18, 2011 – Exactly two weeks after a three-year-old boy was kidnapped from his school in Montego Bay, four people, including a 16-year-old student and a guidance counsellor, have been charged in connection with the crime.
The teenager, 27-year-old guidance counsellor Jenise Regisford who was listed as having a local and US address, 21-year-old barber Trevon Tomlinson and 23-year-old labourer Jonathan Mitchell will appear in court today.
They’re charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to extort.
The four were allegedly involved in taking the boy, the son of a businessman, from the Mount Alvernia Preparatory and Kindergarten School on May 3.
When his mother showed up at the school to collect him just after 1:30 pm, she was told a man had already picked him up. When she said she had not authorized anyone to get her son, police were called in.
In the early hours of the following day, the young child was found asleep in a house in Manchester. He was unharmed.
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