Senior firefighter accused of rape gets October court date

September 22, 2023

Floyd McLean, the high-ranking official of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) who was implicated in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, will undergo a committal hearing on October 3. 

The hearing will determine if McLean's case will be transferred to the St James Circuit Court.

The decorated firefighter, who is charged with attempted rape and sexual touching, got the committal hearing date when he appeared in the St James Parish Court. His bail has also been extended.

The court was told that while document bundles have been served by the prosecution in the case, additional time is needed to have further discussions with McLean’s attorney Kevon Johnson as to the progression of the matter.

McLean, who was in charge of the JFB’s Region Four division, was arrested on August 15 this year and formally charged a day later after a report to the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.

The teenager was on voluntary service at the fire department when she was allegedly molested by McLean.

At the time of the alleged incident, McLean had been a long-serving and highly decorated member of the JFB, which he first joined in 1990.

He is currently out on $400,000 bail, which he was offered when his matter last appeared before the court on August 17.

- Christopher Thomas 

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