KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 17, 2018 (CMC) – Popular entertainer, Capleton, was offered bail, when he appeared in a Corporate Area court, on Monday, after being arrested and charged with rape.
Capleton, whose real name is Clifton Bailey, was arrested, last weekend, by detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offence and Child Abuse (CISOCA).
It’s reported that early Saturday, Capleton hired a female hairdresser, who met him at a hotel in the business district of New Kingston.
The police report that while at the hotel, he forcibly had sexual intercourse with the woman.
When he appeared in court, the judge, who offered bail amounting to J$200,000, ordered the entertainer to refrain from contacting the complainant.
Meanwhile, Capleton’s attorney, Christopher Townsend, has been critical of the police in their handling of the matter.
In an interview with Radio Jamaica, on the weekend, Townsend said there are also issues involving the complainant.
“I can also confirm that there is also a dual investigation, because the young lady who made the report is also being investigated for extortion, so that investigation is ongoing. We anticipate that she will also be in custody shortly. I am quite concerned, because it certainly demonstrates that there is one side of the police force that is blind to what the other side is doing,” he said.
Capleton is known for songs such as “Jah Jah City”, “The Day will Come” and “Good in her Clothes” .