Latoya Nugent Back in Court Today

Founder of the women’s advocacy group, Tambourine Army, Latoya Nugent, is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

She’s charged under the Cyber Crimes Act of 2015, with three counts of using a computer for malicious communication.

Police say Nugent allegedly published information on social media maligning several individuals as sexual predators.

When the matter was last mentioned in court the Parish Judge was told that the office of the Director of Public Prosecution has expressed an interest in the matter and will be present in court at today’s hearing.

The case being closely watched for various reasons.

It has prompted at least one legislator to call for amendments to the Cybercrime Act.

Yesterday, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution published guidelines, outlining how investigators and members of her office will deal with breaches of section nine of the legislation.

Investigators will now consult with the DPP’s office before arresting and charging persons under that section of the Cybercrimes Act.

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