Jamaican Gay rights activist arrested for Cyber Crime

Outspoken Jamaican gay rights activist and executive member of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Latoya Nugent, has been arrested by cops from the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) on Tuesday, March 14.

Nugent, of a Worthington Terrace, Kingston 5, St. Andrew address, has been charged with breaches of the Cybercrimes Act.

Nugent was charged with three counts of Using Computer for Malicious Communication under Section 9 (1) of the Cybercrimes Act of 2015.

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Police have accused her of publishing information on social media maligning several individuals as sexual predators. Formal complaints were made to the police by some of the individuals, following which she was called into the Cybercrimes Unit of C-TOC with her attorney, but she refused.  A warrant was subsequently prepared and she was arrested and charged.]

Nugent had taunted the police over social media after the call was made to turn herself in and stated on her Facebook page that the cops knew where to find her if they wanted to.

Nugent posted that the state was out to get her as they sent six cops with high-powered assault rifles in search of her.

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