JFJ Wants Former High Court Judge off Judicial Services Commission

Radio Jamaica
July 17, 2006

The human rights group, Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ), is calling on former high court judge Martin Wright to immediately resign as a member of the Judicial Services Commission.

The former high court judge is a Pastor at the Dayton Diamond Ridge Church and is alleged to have known of the allegations of the sexual assault of a teenaged girl without reporting the matter to the police.

Executive Director of JFJ, Dr. Carolyn Gomes, says this has brought the Commission into disrepute.

The church made the headlines recently when reports emerged that one of its deacons watched while a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by teenaged boys.

The deacon, Donovan Jones, and three boys now face criminal charges as a result of the incident.


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