The Cabinet Minister accused of raping a young woman in her early 20s has been questioned by investigators, sources told Antigua News Room (ANR).
The Minister was questioned in the presence of his lawyer, and charges are yet to be laid.
ANR further understands that the Minister took part in the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The woman was allegedly raped by the Minister in Willikies inside a pickup vehicle driven by the Minister.
For legal reasons, ANR cannot name the Minister at this time.
On Nov. 7 Prime Minister Gaston Browne said investigators would have brought the Minister in for questioning.
“The Minister had travelled to the United States, returned to the island last week and is in quarantine for 14 days. I was told, that law enforcement, that they have gotten on to the Minister and that they have set a date to interview him as soon as his quarantine finishes next week,” Prime Minister Browne said at the time.
He had also reiterated that his governance policy requires that the Minister be relieved of his position if charges are laid in the matter.
“In the event he is charged, he is duty bound to resign his ministerial position in order to fight his case and to prove his innocence. He has maintained that he is innocent but it’s not for me to determine his guilt or innocence,” Browne explained.
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