Police investigating allegations of sexual assault in Lawrence Tavern.

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The police say they’ve launched an investigation into reports that a so called ‘don’ is preying on teenage girls in Lawrence Tavern, West Rural St. Andrew.

According to reports the don had impregnated a seventeen year old girl three times.

According to a Jamaica Observer report on Monday, hoodlums in the community have forced a mother of ten to flee the area after they issued death and rape threats to her and her 13-

year-old daughter.That mother also reportedly told the Newspaper that her niece was impregnated by a self-proclaimed don, at 14 years old.

The child was reportedly forced to lie about her age when she visited the health clinic.

That child is reportedly now pregnant with her third child by the same man — she’s now 17 years old.

Head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, Superintendent Enid Ross Stewart, says they’re looking into the allegations.

 

 

Superintendent Enid Ross Stewart, speaking this morning with Nationwide News.

She says she’s spoken with the alleged complainants as well as residents in the community.

But Superintendent Ross Stewart says the police is yet to receive any statement from anyone regarding the matter.



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.