Two men have been charged with buggery and failing to report a child in need of care and protection, after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted in St James.

One of the men is a 20 year old farmer.

The other accused is an 18 year old labourer.

The incident occurred on March 21 on the Plantation Heights main road in Cambridge.

According to reports, the 12-year old girl from Montego Bay, was walking home with a friend.

The two suspects drove up on a motorcycle and began talking to them.

One of the men pulled the girl into a nearby banana field where he assaulted her.

After the assault, the young girl reported the incident to another friend and a report was made to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, CISOCA.

The girl was examined at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where she then gave a recorded statement to investigators.

The girl identified the two suspects at an Identification Parade.

Their court dates are being finalised.