RCI St. Lucia
posted on November 12, 2015 10:56
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has expressed outrage over reports that a 97-year-old woman of Mon Repos, Micoud was raped earlier this week.
According to the Prime Minister, this is a despicable act that not only violates an elderly citizen, but the entire community and country.
Dr. Anthony says the increased reports of rape across the island is a worrying trend. According to the Prime Minister, there must be a collective effort between the Police and the public to deal with this problem. He emphasized that these incidents are not just a security issue. It goes deeper.
In response to an increase in reports of rape earlier this year, Dr. Anthony says he had recommended to Acting Commissioner, Errol Alexander, that a special unit be established within the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force to investigate rape cases and to also build a database that stores DNA evidence to determine whether some of these cases are being committed by repeat offenders. “We have serial rapists at large,” he says.
The Prime Minister expressed hope that the intended reopening of the Forensic Laboratory, under new management would better assist police in conducting investigations and testing DNA samples. He stressed, however, that the first, most important response is that people report known sex offenders.