By Krazy Katty
In a statement sent to OutAroad.com former GLK Entertainment Group partner Rodrick Reid, vehemently denied allegations that have been widespread in the media about him molesting a boy he was supervising.
Reid, who was a probation officer at the time of the alleged incident, was suspended from duty pending the outcome of the investigations. He was arrested and charged last Tuesday by detectives from the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) in Kingston (Jamaica).
After making his court appearance on Friday, Reid sent out a statement to several media interests and individuals stating the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ stance he should receive. We will give you, our readers, a peep at sections of Reid’s statement
“Based on the advice of my attorneys-at-law, there is very little I can say concerning this matter before the Court. I AM INNOCENT OF THE CHARGES and in Jamaica, I should enjoy the PRESUMTION of being INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN guilty. The matter is before a court of law and not a court of public opinion. In this regard, legal tests and principles will be applied to determine truth and accuracy. Therefore, I call for patience and good sense to prevail while the Court makes a determination in the matter.”
“Unless or until the Court hands down a guilty verdict, all that is being said in the papers and on websites remains unproven reports. I want everyone to bear this in mind and do not assume that mere publication makes a story true. This matter will not be resolved in the court of public opinion but in a Court of law, therefore, I am confident that justice will not only be done but APPEAR to be done.”
Last week a website carried a story in which Gyete Ghartey, who is a partner of the GLK Entertainment Group, moved to distance himself and the entity away from Rodrick Reid. Ghartey was quoted saying: “For some time, he (Rodrick Reid) has not been actively involved in the promotion of that show (Mello Vibes). He had resigned from the GLK Entertainment group because of 'creative differences'. The promoters of GLK promoters, in no shape or form condone any act between anyone of the same sex, and condemn categorically any act of molestation and exploitation of children."
Reid, who is facing charges of indecent assault, gross indecency and administering alcohol with intent to commit an indictable offence, was partly responsible for promoting parties such as Yesterday, Mello Vibes, and 11:59.