DPP yet to issue final advice on Coen Jackson matter

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has made it clear that it did not advise that criminal charges be laid against embattled Bishops’ High School Teacher, Coen Jackson as the investigations are still ongoing.

In a statement on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the DPP debunked a report carried in the State newspaper under the headline: “Criminal charges for Coen Jackson…..DPP recommends criminal charges against Bishops’ teacher.”

The DPP’s Office described the report as “totally false” and “misleading” and demanded an apology.

The statement further explained that the police file with regards to Jackson matter was received on December 8, 2017; it was given due legal attention and was returned on December 18, 2OL7 to the Guyana Police Force with legal advice for the police to conduct further investigations.

It was noted that upon the completion of the further investigation, the file is to be returned to the DPP’s office for further legal advice.

Jackson, a teacher of the Bishops High School, is accused of having sex with several of his current and past students.  In December last year, Jackson was charged with the rape and sexual assault of a former student of the Bishops’ High School who is now 22-years-old.

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