Dayton Campbell's lawyers demand retraction of criminal conduct claims
Attorneys representing People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell are demanding an apology and a retraction from two women who have levelled criminal allegations against him.
A well-known PNP activist wrote a letter to the party outlining the damning allegations which are now being circulated on social media.
But Campbell’s attorneys contend they are false.
“Our client denies these allegations set out in the said letter and in particular any allegation that he has committed any criminal offence or is involved in any criminal conduct,” said a spokesperson in a letter dated March 24 from the law firm Henlin Gibson Henlin.
At the same time, attorney-at-law and chairman of the PNP’s disciplinary committee John Junor, said the letter containing the allegations has been turned over the police.
“In addition, I have recommended to the accuser that the matter be reported by her, to the authorities,” Junor said in a statement to the media.
Junor said too that no investigation into the serious allegations has started in the PNP and noted that the claims have not been substantiated.
“No evidence has been provided in support thereof,” he stated.
The Child Protection and Family Services Agency confirmed that it is aware of the allegations.
“Checks were done at the Office of the Children’s Registry, CISOCA, and with our regional team. No report of this nature has been made,” Rochelle Dixon Gordon, publication relations and communications manager at the agency, told The Gleaner Tuesday.
CISOCA is the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse operated by the police.
Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison also confirmed that she was aware of the claims.
However, she said complainant has not been identified and a report has not been received.
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