Tomorrow, the U.K. policeman who allegedly raped a university student in Antigua will be heading to court before a magistrate in Antigua following his successful extradition late yesterday.
Authorities confirmed to OBSERVER media, that he arrived on a British Airways flight from London and was taken to the former U.S. Naval Air Station which has been declared a detention centre.
The 25-year-old Scotland Yard cop, who cannot be named since the Sexual Offences Act restricts this, allegedly raped the 19-year-old complainant in May 2015 after befriending her and allegedly spiking her drink.
At the time, the cop was vacationing in Antigua, and by the time the police went looking for him after the young woman made a report, he had already flown out of Antigua, back to his homeland.
It was just over two weeks ago that the British Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, decided to issue the order for him to be sent to Antigua for criminal proceedings for the offence which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
It is the first time Antigua and Barbuda has sought and obtained an extradition order from the English Court. Antigua and Barbuda started pursuing the cop’s extradition in 2016, but he tried to block it by raising issues about the prison conditions there.