Rupert Clarke Sentenced to 8-yrs in Prison

Moravian Pastor, Rupert Clarke, who pleaded guilty to having sex with two minors has been sentenced to only 8-years in prison.

The former pastor was sentenced this morning in the St. Elizabeth Circuit Court.

The 64-year-old was sentenced to 16-years in total— 8 years for each offense. However, his sentences are to run concurrently.

Clarke will also be registered as a sex offender.

Lead Prosecutor in the case, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Adley Duncan, says a 50-percent discount contributed to the reduced sentence.

Clarke pleaded guilty last November before the matter was set to be transferred to the Home Circuit Court in downtown, Kingston.

The case against the 64-year-old came to light after Clarke was caught with one of the minors— a 15-year-old girl in what the police described as a ‚Äúcompromising position.”

He was caught on a secluded road in the rural community of Austin in St. Elizabeth in December 2016.