Jamaican athlete on invasion of privacy charges needs US$30000 for legal defense

By October 19, 2018

Jamaican collegiate pole vaulter Xavier Boland has reportedly launched a campaign to raise funds for his legal defence against felony invasion of privacy charges.

Boland, who attends Lindenwood University, was charged with three counts of felony invasion of privacy after he is alleged to have recorded his roommate engaging in sexual activity with two different women between January 1 and February 18, court documents say.

 The 24-year-old Boland was released from jail on March 19 on US$15,000 bail.

With a trial looming he now faces a race against time to raise US$30,000 for his defence.

The appeal explained the athlete’s situation.

“Before February 17, 2018, he was on track to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Australia. He had just been named NCAA athlete of the week and had broken his university’s indoor pole vault record. He was 11 credits away from graduating with Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and a minor in International Business while working 20 hours per week on campus.

“He was wrongly accused and has been subjected to a legal system that was not thorough in its research but was quick to judge with investigative efforts that were at best lackadaisical. He wishes not to be placed amongst the innocent masses who were incarcerated simply because they could not afford representation. He has all the information needed to prove his innocence including witnesses. The only thing he needs….YOUR HELP!!”


Leighton Levy

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