Psychology Lecturer at the Mandeville-based Northern Caribbean University, Russell McLean, will answer to charges of kidnapping, burglary, and armed robbery in a US Court after waiving his right to an extradition hearing on Tuesday.
McLean appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday after being apprehended by authorities in Mandeville last week.
He will also answer allegations of possession of burglary tools and resisting law enforcement with violence.
In a press release earlier today, the Adventist-run NCU expressed regret at the developments, claiming the administration concluded all relevant background checks before hiring McLean.
McLean has been in the University’s employ for over 15 years.
Reports now indicate scientific evidence links McLean to the incidents dating back to 1997.
According to court documents, investigations into Mclean’s alleged crimes went cold for 13 years.
However, DNA tests completed in 2010 prompted US investigators to re-open the case.
Unsealed extradition documents indicate a tip alerted US authorities to Mclean’s location last year.
He is currently on Florida’s wanted list