Gospel artist cleared of rape charge
A pastor and lead singer of a gospel group will no longer face trial on a rape charge.
Prosecutors had alleged Cartnel Kent Johnson, an associate pastor of Life Changer’s Ministries and also known as Christian Massive, committed the unchristian act against a woman on March 8.
Johnson, 48, of Rocky Pine Road, appeared before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain yesterday for the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment that would have fast-tracked his case to the Supreme Court for trial.
However, Swain discharged the case after the prosecutor, ASP Clifford Daxon, withdrew the matter.
The Nassau Guardian understands that the virtual complainant made a withdrawal statement at the Office of the Attorney General last week.
Bjorn Ferguson represented Johnson.
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