A Clarendon man has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment at hard labor, for having sex with a person under 16-year-old and 5 years imprisonment at hard labor, for trafficking -in persons.
The sentencing will run concurrently, so that will mean the accused man, Aston Alcock, will serve a maximum prison term of five years.
Alcock pleaded guilty to the offenses on April 3, following his arrest on September 3, 2015.
Reports are that the offense was committed against a 13-year-old girl, who was lured away from her home in Kingston, to another parish.
In January 2015, the mother of the child reported her missing and a search was launched for her, which was unsuccessful.
That same month a police officer saw the child in Denham Town and made queries about her whereabouts.
The police officer learnt that the child was a minor and had been living with the accused man, so he made a report to the Denham Town police, which led to Alcock to being arrested.
He was charged with one offense by the police and the other offense by the director of Public Prosecution.