Bail for Nation trio
In a case that’s the first of its kind, THE NATION newspaper’s publisher and two of its editors were brought up on criminal charges over the publishing of a picture of minors.
The police are alleging, under the Protection Of Children Act, that the photograph which accompanied the story Sex Scene on October 26 was an indecent picture of two 14-year-olds in violation of the act.
Nation Publishing Co. Limited Publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens, Editor-in-Chief Roy Morris and News Editor Sanka Price made brief court appearances yesterday after spending the morning in custody, as lawmen questioned them in the presence of their attorneys Alair Shepherd, QC, and Ezra Alleyne.
The arrests are connected to the news item highlighting a still from the Facebook posting of a cellphone video of two students reportedly having sex in a classroom.