TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Five males are now in police custody in relation to the incident in which a 17-year-old girl was videoed being sexually assaulted in bushes in Trelawny.
Head of the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offenses and Child Abuse Superintendent Enid Ross-Stewart told OBSERVER ONLINE a short while ago that of the five males, all but one, are younger than 18 years old.
She appealed to men to leave young girls alone, adding that preying on young women is “unacceptable”. The superintendent said, if it continues, the future will be filled with several traumatised women.
“We are coming after them,” Superintendent Ross charged.
Following the incident, which saw the video being circulated on social media, the teen was placed in residential care by the Child Development Agency.
The CDA has also been facilitating care and protection as well as medical and psycho-social support to aid in the child’s recovery.