Police say they have now arrested a 24-year-old chef from St Catherine who was eluding the authorities for some time after he was accused of luring a 17-year-old girl to his house and later raping the female.

Police say after weeks of investigation the man was apprehended during an operation in St Catherine.

Reports are that in the first week in May the man invited the teenager to his house telling her that he would help her with her school work.

Police said the reports they received are that while at the premises the man reportedly held down and forced the teenager into having sex with him.

The matter was reported to the police and the man held during an operation in a community located off Mandela High Way.

Police said a court date is being finalized for the man.

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