BURYING OUR HEADS in the sand will not solve any of the social challenges facing the country, declared Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale as he dismissed charges against three senior managers of the Nation Publishing Co Limited yesterday.
Seale ruled immediately after a more than two-hour response by the prosecution to a no-case submission made by defence attorneys Alair Shepherd QC and Ezra Alleyne last Thursday, effectively ending the case against Publisher Vivian-Anne Gittens, Editor-in-Chief Roy Morris and journalist Sanka Price.
The case was brought by the police, with the consent of Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Leacock, after the Saturday Sun on October 26, 2013 published a photograph of two underage students who had been caught on a video engaging in sex in a classroom at their rural secondary school.
The three employees were charged with showing an indecent photograph of minors, contrary to the provisions of the Protection Of Children Act.
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