A raid conducted recently by members of a police team who swooped down on premises along Beechwood Avenue in Kingston unearthed a collection of female items from rooms populated by males and cross-dressers.
THE STAR understands that the men informed the police that they were rightful residents, as their rent was being paid for by JFLAG.
Information reaching our news team is that on Saturday, August 15, a property in the area was searched after the police were bombarded with reports of suspicious activities.
A source close to the operation told THE STAR, "We believe that the men and their associates, who once operated in the New Kingston gully, have relocated to this area and have been carrying out illegal activities, abusing residents, among other things."
THE STAR gathered that following the raid of premises, stolen phones, make-up, wigs, and a large quantity of female clothing and accessories were seized.
"It is clear that these are the same group that were operating in New Kingston", the source revealed.
Work as prostitutes
Our news team understands that each member of the group allegedly has a specific role to play in the organisation.
Investigators theorise that among the individuals are persons who work as prostitutes, those who rob and those who resell stolen items.
THE STAR was told that there are people who are victims of these crimes; however, they fail to report them.
The police are also of the belief that the crimes committed by these men have got more serious as they now destroy property and injure their victims.
Our news team was told that when the police sought to have the men removed from the location, they were told that a gay rights activist group, JFLAG, was responsible for their rent, which was being paid.
When THE STAR contacted Dane Lewis, executive director of JFLAG, he sought to shed some light on the issue.
He said, "Not so; if they were found there on a weekend. Last week when they were evicted from a previous premises, we had actually paid for a few nights there ... they just got evicted and there was impending rain..."
Lewis also noted, "JFLAG does not condone any illegal activity ... . Where any member of society falls ill with the law then the full measure of the law should be handed down..."
Just days before on August 21 André Williams, STAR Writer also reported:
A man who allegedly went for a stroll in the New Kingston area recently was reportedly lured by a group of men posing as women, who held him against his will, tied him up, robbed, and raped him.
Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is that a team of officers attached to the St Andrew Central police division responded to a radio transmission of a robbery along Braemar Avenue on August 17, about 4 a.m.
Our news team gathered, however, that when the police arrived at the location, they discovered a man tied up with what appeared to be a rope at a gate.
Closer observation revealed that the man was nude with his hands and feet bound.
A source close to the investigation told THE WEEKEND STAR that the police assisted in setting the man loose before he was brought to the station to record his statement.
Reports are that the victim was on his way from work and saw a group of women soliciting sex.
It's alleged that he went to them and he was overpowered and tied up, but not before they robbed, stripped him of his clothes and took him to nearby bushes and began to sexually assault him.
The St Andrew Central police say they are investigating this incident, however, there may be other victims who may be embarrassed to come forward.
Where will it end?