Chevon Campbell reports

The St James Pastor who was given bail on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl has found himself back in custody.

This comes two days after he was given bail on Monday.

The young clergyman was initially granted bail in the sum of $300,000 when he alone made an appearance for the first time before Parish Judge Sasha Ashley in the St James Parish Court on Monday.

However, following court on Monday, The 39-year-old Pastor, Jason Rose, was slapped with a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.


The charges were slapped on the pastor between Monday and Wednesday.

The pastor’s wife, Kimoy Rose and the mother of the teenager whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the girl all showed up in court for the first time on Wednesday to answer charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice as well as other charges under the Child Care and Protection Act.

The attempt to pervert the course of justice charge for all three stems from allegations in which it is understood that Mrs. Rose coerced the 15-year-old into saying that her initial reports to the police were false.

It is also said that the pastor had attempted to call the complainant.

Initial allegations against the pastor are that some time in March he assaulted the young girl while she was at his home, which is located on church premises at 62 Barnett Street in Montego Bay.

She had reportedly gone there to use the Internet to complete her school project.

A report was made to the police, an investigation launched, and a search began to locate Rose.

Pastor Rose, who is the pastor of New Life Apostolic Church in Montego Bay, eventually reported to the Freeport police on June 7.

The case was heard in-camera on both days.

Judge Ashley reportedly refused bail on the grounds that she was not of the belief that there was any combination of conditions that can guarantee that persons will not interfere with the complainant.

It was reportedly disclosed in court that the pastor, his wife and the mother of the teenager all share a close relationship.

Secondly, the judge believed that at such an age, the complainant is vulnerable.

As such, Judge Ashley was of the opinion that if given bail, there is a likelihood of interface.

The judge had also made known her intention to send the case to the circuit court quickly for trial as the case file is almost complete.