Cuthbert-Flynn Wants Review of Sex Offenders’ Law


West Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, is calling for a review of the legislation, to force convicted sex offenders, to reveal their status to members of their communities.

Sterling Castle Heights, that’s been rocked by the rape and murder of 8-year-old student Shantae Skyers, is one of the communities in the constituency.

The residents yesterday beat and burned a man to death.

They suspect he was responsible for Shantae’s killing.

Mrs Cuthbert Flynn says she’s concerned about the number of residents in her constituency, who have a history of sex crimes.

Stevian Simmonds reports…

Mrs. Cuthbert Flynn says the series of events have plunged the community into a crisis.

She says her entire constituency is grappling with several cases of sexual offences against minors.

The West Rural St Andrew MP says there’s been two such cases since the start of the year.

It’s why Mrs. Cuthbert-Flynn says she wants the law amended to force convicted rapists to reveal this information to all members of their communities.

The West Rural St Andrew MP says it’s also troubling that some people have normalized sexual assault and harassment.

She’s pleading with the residents not to perpetrate any further violence.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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