A St. Catherine pastor has been charged with three counts of rape and obtaining money by false pretence as investigations into his actions, spanning several years, continue to unfold.
He’s 56-year-old Winston Campbell. He’s self-styled Bishop of Kitson Town, St. Catherine.
He’s accused of fleecing three women out of more than 200-thousand dollars and raping them.
Detectives assigned to the St. Catherine branch of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, CISOCA, charged the pastor after three of his alleged victims came forward last month.
According to the police, all three were members of Campbell’s Faith Works Church of God, in Point Hill, St. Catherine.
The women allege that they spoke with the pastor on separate occasions between 2014 and 2018 about various ailments they were experiencing.
One of the victims, claims the pastor told her to pay him more than 200-thousand dollars for supplies and rituals to cure her of an illness, which he said was caused by evil spirits.
The pastor then allegedly had sexual intercourse with her.
The two other victims – who are related – also allege that they went to the pastor on separate occasions.
One of the victims was reportedly ill, and the other was allegedly told by the pastor that she was being attacked by evil spirits.
It’s also alleged that they too paid over cash to Campbell, and were then told to have sex with him to be cured of their illnesses and freed from evil spirits.
Campbell was taken into Police custody on May 26 in relation to one of the reports filed against him. But he was later bailed.
On June 5, he turned himself in to the Police accompanied by his attorney in relation to the other reports against him.
Campbell is to appear in the St. Catherine Parish Court on July 31.
The police are asking anyone who may have been a victim of Pastor Campbell to contact the Spanish Town Police at 876-984-2305, Crime Stop at 311 or the Police 119 emergency number.