The elder is 41-year-old Narry Hudson of Heywood Hall in the parish.
Hudson was charged on Thursday, February 2 with grievous sexual assault, sexual grooming and having sex with a person under 16-years-old.
When Hudson appeared in court on Monday, a bail application made by his attorney was rejected by Acting Senior Parish Judge Yvette Wentworth-Miller.
It is understood that the judge rejected bail on the basis that the 14-year-old’s family have been threatened by the elder’s family in Heywood Hall.
Loop News also understands that victim and her family are also not receiving the support of the community, including members of the church, thus leading to tension in the area.
Hudson was remanded into custody to return to court on Monday, February 13.
Hudson- who is an elder at Heywood Hall Seventh Day Adventist Church in St. Mary- was taken into custody by the Port Maria Police on Tuesday night, January 31.
He was arrested after the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA)
collected statements from a 14-year-old girl