State Minister in charge of Youth, Robert Morgan has asked the Head of the Constabulary’s Crime Portfolio, Deputy Police Commissioner Fitz Bailey to probe emerging claims that young girls in Westmoreland are being serially molested and killed.
The State Minister’s communication with DCP Bailey on the matter follows a front-page story by the Jamaica Observer on the issue.
The Observer quoted Executive Director of the Canadian-based non-profit organisation, UZAZI Foundation, Devon Dunn who claims young girls in a Westmoreland community were regularly being molested and thrown to their deaths from cliffs into the sea.
Minister Morgan while speaking on Cliff Hughes Online today says he reached out to DCP Bailey after seeing the story this morning.
The State Minister says it’s very challenging at this time to accept claims that girls are being serially molested and killed in Westmoreland.
According to the UZAZI Foundation Executive Director a female teenager whom they sponsor was last year abducted, held captive and raped for days.
Mr. Dunn alleges she was sexually assaulted before being carried to a remote location where arrangements were being made for her to be taken out to sea and drowned.
The Observer report says the child was subsequently saved following a search in the community for her. The same child went missing again last month.
A missing report was filed at one of the local Police stations on March 23. The child has since been safely located and reunited with her mother. Mr. Morgan says the matter is at a very delicate stage.
However, he revealed while that the child had run away.
Mr. Morgan says there’re a number of options that might be available to assist the child and her family.