Policeman on Rape and Incest Charge

Cpl. Lennard Benjamin – found himself on the wrong side of the law

Cpl. Lennard Benjamin – found himself on the wrong side of the law

“Don’t fraid for me”.

Those were the words which Senior reporter with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Cherri-Ann Blackman said were uttered in her direction by Corporal Lennard “Benjie” Benjamin as he made his way to court last Friday afternoon to answer several sex-related charges including rape.

THE NEW TODAY was the only newspaper to be on spot as “Benjie” made his first court appearance.

Benjie has become the latest member of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to run afoul of the law which he has taken an other to uphold.

A member of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is facing Rape and Incest charges.

He is Corporal Lennard Benjamin popularly known as “Benjie” b y most of his associates within the police force.

The officer was charged with Rape, Incest and Indecent Assault involving a close family member.




The 45-year-old River Road resident was detained last week Thursday by members of the Criminal Investigation Department and officially charged the following day (Friday).

Within hours of the charges laid on him, Cpl. Benjamin made his first court appearance late in the afternoon before the No 1 Magistrate Court.

Reports reaching THE NEW TODAY newspaper indicate that the female teenage victim is allegedly the daughter of the wife of the policeman.

A source who asked not to be named said that the allegation again st Cpl. Benjamin is that he had been having unlawful sex with the teenager for “a very long time”.

“Benjie” entered the court area all smiles, before making his appearance before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill where the matter was addressed behind closed doors.

Attorney at Law Peter David sought bail for his client but the application was rejected by the Magistrate and the policeman was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison until his next court appearance on August 21.

Cpl Benjamin was attached for a long time to the Public Relations Department of the force and later transferred to the Police Station at the St George’s Bus Terminus.

In 2012, “Benjie” was one of several police officers awarded by the RGPF under the auspices of the Police Welfare Association as part of the RGPF Support Service.

Cpl. Benjamin has since been relieved of police duties and placed on suspension from his duties with half pay pending the outcome of the case against him.

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