Police investigators have arrested well-known transgender personality, Otis “Otisha” Pearson as it probes accusations of pedophilia and sexual misconduct involving underage young men.
Otisha was arrested on Monday night in Georgetown, more than one week after investigators indicated that they wanted to meet the self-proclaimed “lady of the night”.
Crime Chief, Asst. Commissioner Paul Williams confirmed the arrest to News Source and said a decision was made to move in that direction following the submission of a report to the Police by the Child Care and Protection Agency.
The Agency launched a probe into allegations of Otisha being involved in sex acts with underage young men after the transgender personality appeared in a television interview proclaiming that they had “a young boy for every day of the week”.
Just after that proclamation, a photograph appeared online with Otisha and a young man, who is believed to be 15-years-old hugging. A probe revealed that the young man was indeed below the age of 16 years and was regularly showered with gifts, as it was alleged that the two shared a relationship.
Persons in the community where the young man lives also reported that Otisha previously shared a relationship with the youth’s older brother when he was much younger.
The Crime Chief explained that statements are currently being taken and advice will be sought about possible charges that could be filed in the matter. Otisha will remain in custody.