A 25-year-old St Catherine resident pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and impregnating a 12-year-old girl. He is Christopher Robertson, a labourer of Polly Ground, Ewarton, St Catherine.
He pleaded guilty when he appeared in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Monday, and is to be sentenced March 24.
Allegations are that in March 2016, the accused was held by the Ewarton police after it was revealed that he had raped the child on several occasions.
The police launched an investigation and went in search of the accused, who eluded them for several weeks until he was caught hiding in the ceiling of his house.
An intensive investigation was conducted and Robertson was charged with two counts of rape and one count of having sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old.