by Suzell Wray

The Center for the Investigations of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, CISOCA, is cautioning the media on how it reports on child abuse cases that could leave victims being further traumatised.

In a recent weeks, there has been a surge in varying molestation and sexual crimes against minors, with the most recent being the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl by a pastor in St. James.

Deputy Superintendent of CISOCA, Samantha Daley told Nationwide News today that it’s important that the media reports on child offence cases within the parameters of the Child Care and Protection Act.

She explained that raising awareness to child abuse cases is important, however, it should not be done in away that traumatizes the child.

Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent Daley highlighted that CISOCA has been successful in clearing over 60 per cent of its sexual offence and child abuse cases.

Samantha Daley, Deputy Superintendent of the Center for the Investigations of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.