Police have arrested four women including a teen mother in St Ann in an alleged child-rental scheme.

Under the so-called scheme two of the women allegedly took the children of the other two and used them for begging in St. Ann’s Bay .

All four women are from Kingston 12.

The two beggars have so far been charged with child endangerment and begging.

More in this report from Neika Lewis.

The innocence of children exploited!

That appears to be what happened in the case of 4 Kingston women implicated in an alleged child-rental scheme.

Two of them caught begging with the two infants appeared in the St Ann Parish Court, Tuesday.

They were charged with Child Endangerment, under the Child Care and Protection Act, as well as begging.

Police say the two who were begging had an arrangement to share the spoils with the mothers of the two infants.

The mothers have also been remanded.

Head of the Area 2 Police is Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Elbert Nelson.

Charged are 34-year-old unemployed Shakarta Whyte,  and 41-year-old Laveen Thomas, also unemployed both of Kingston 12.

He says the mothers of the two children- one said to be eight months old and the other 1 year old are to appear in court next month.

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency and the Office of the Children’s Advocate were later engaged in the matter.

Police say their sex crimes unit, CISOCA, assisted with the investigations that led to the charging of Whyte and Thomas.

It’s understood they also summoned the other two women, one of who is a teen.