Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Kingston based Gynaecologist, Dr Lloyd Goldson, was acquitted of charges of procuring abortion, and administering drugs, to procure abortion to a 12-year-old girl.
Gynaecologist Dr. Goldson, who was charged with giving a 12-year-old girl an abortion was freed of all charges this week by Home Circuit Court Justice Vivienne Harris.
Reportedly in 2012, the mother of a 12-year-old her girl who was four months pregnant, took her daughter to Dr. Goldson, who allegedly, performed an abortion.
The incident was reported to the police.
Police investigated and arrested the Dr. Goldson, and the mother of the 12-year-old girl.
Mother Involved in Abortion on 12-Year-Old
The girl’s mother, thirty-three year-old, was charged with procuring an abortion, cruelty to a child, and failure to make a report to the children’s registry.
The case was tried by the Judge after the prosecution and court accepted an application to have the case heard by a judge alone.
Attorney-At-Law, Hugh Wildman, who represented Dr. Goldson, cited the he recent amendment to the Jury Act, which states such cases can be tried by a judge only.
Judge Harris who was the sole decision maker in this case, freed the Doctor and the girl’s mother, after the girl when sworn in to give her testimony told the judge that she did not wish participate in the court any further.