A St. Thomas man says he plans to sue the State for malicious prosecution after a case of carnal abuse was continued against him, despite the complainant identifying someone else as the perpetrator.

The man, 20-year old Kimani Robinson, was freed in the St. Thomas Parish Court today.

Mr. Robinson says the matter has had an adverse effect on his life and he will be seeking redress through the court.

Mr. Robinson says he was going about his lawful business on a day in March, when he was detained by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF.

He says he was arrested and charged for having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16.

Mr. Robinson’s attorney is Alexander Shaw.

Mr. Shaw says the complainant had informed the investigating officer that Mr. Robinson wasn’t the one she had sex with.

But, he says despite that admission the police still continued with their case against his client.

Mr. Shaw says his client intends to sue the State.

Mr. Robinson says his life has been derailed due to the accusation which turned out to be false.