Capleton Granted Bail On Rape Charge, Warned Not To Contact Complainant

Capleton has been granted bail in the sum of $250,000. He has also been ordered not to have contact with the complainant.

has been granted bail in the sum of $250,000 on a rape charge.

The Reggae superstar, whose real name is Clifton Bailey, made his first appearance in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday (May 14).

The 51-year-old Jamaican entertainer was arrested and charged by detectives at the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse on Friday (May 11).

Parish Judge Vaughn Smith ordered Capleton not to have any contact with the complainant.

The “Slew Dem” deejay was also ordered to submit his fingerprints to the police.

However, the judge turned down a request by the clerk of court, Hansurd Lawson, for the entertainer to surrender his travel documents as part of his bail conditions.

Lawson made the request after Capleton’s attorney, Christopher Townsend, indicated to the court that his client has a number of overseas shows from May 25 to June 27.

Capleton’s bail conditions can be varied to allow him to travel for each slated performance, according to the clerk of court.

Smith, after hearing the submissions, said he would not order that Capleton submit his travel documents but warned that he may do so if the entertainer misses one court date.

Capleton is to return to court on June 14.

Capleton Gets Bail On Rape Charge

Detectives say the complainant, who is a hairdresser, reported that she was hired by the entertainer and went to a hotel in New Kingston on April 28 to groom his hair.

She claimed that while there he held her down and had sexual intercourse with her against her will, according to the police

The woman made a report to the police on Wednesday (May 2).

The police stated later that day, the entertainer went to the Half-Way Tree police station and reported a case of extortion against the woman.

The police also revealed the investigation into the allegations against the woman is ongoing.

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