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martedì 30 agosto 2016

Child Rape in Jamaica

Smith-Whyte, who made the disclosure in an interview with the Jamaica Observer North and East, emphatically stated that the low conviction rate is particularly troublesome when it is considered that two of the biggest problems plaguing the parish are child abuse and rape.


One of biggest problems I have in Portland is the abuse of our children, especially rape.
“We get a lot of those offences; people having sex with children under age 16 and men raping children. And what I find here is that there are no convictions,” Smith-Whyte said.
She explained that jurors believe that they are not presented with enough evidence and so the case is oftentimes thrown out.
“…Obviously, they don’t think that they should convict them even when the presiding judge directs the jurors in that direction; they come up with a verdict of not guilty,” she added.
Smith-Whyte insisted that the investigations are properly done and that in most cases there is sufficient evidence for a [conviction] but the perpetrators, mostly men, walk free.
“The investigators who do the rape cases do a very good job.
“What we have to start doing more is relying on forensic science and that is the area we are looking into now,” she said.
Smith-Whyte added: “I want to wake up people’s consciousness to the fact that when a young girl is abused, that victim more than likely will never ever have confidence around men. It is going to be very difficult because she was abused. And when that young girl becomes an adult and has a partner, she still may not like men which may result in constant conflicts which end up at police stations. Or, she may abuse her son because of her experience which may cause that son to become an abuser. It’s a chain reaction and we don’t really think about these things.”
The superintendent said to combat this problem and effect change, a series of workshops are being planned to sensitise Portlanders on the worrisome issue.
Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit show that 20 rapes were recorded last year in Portland, with Port Antonio accounting for 19 and Buff Bay one. Hope Bay recorded none. For this year, up to August 20, it showed 15 recorded rapes, with Port Antonio accounting for 14, Hope Bay one and Buff Bay none.
As to other crimes in the parish, Superintendent Smith-Whyte informed that there has been a 35 per cent reduction in overall crimes when compared with last year.
Smith-Whyte said 170 major crimes were recorded at the end of last year while 128 have so far been recorded this year. She also disclosed that seven murders were recorded last year and that five have so far been recorded this year

Child abuse, rape a big problem – Portland Police chief KIMONE FRANCIS August 29, 2016

An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children


Jamaica likes to portray itself as a tropical paradise - its sunshine and laid-back atmosphere attracting millions of tourists every year. But behind this idyllic picture lies a more sinister truth: this is a nation where child sex abuse is endemic.
According to the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, 40 percent of Jamaicans say that their first experience of sexual contact was forced and while still under the age of consent. More often than not, the perpetrator was someone close to home: a family member, teacher, community or religious leader.
Earlier this year, the Jamaican government launched "Breaking Silence," an awareness campaign encouraging victims to come forward. It has been heralded as an important step in combating the cycle of abuse. But, human rights groups say that taboos about reporting incest, rape and the abuse of power by older men are so entrenched that thousands of young Jamaican girls still continue to suffer in silence.
In a society where women are by and large still dependent on men for financial support, poverty and lack of employment opportunities are also driving sexual exploitation of teenage girls; sometimes their parents are even complicit, seeing sex as a legitimate way for a young girl to earn her keep.
Earlier this year, People & Power travelled the country in the company of a survivor, Jamaican writer and advocate Julie Mansfield, as she met with victims, government officials and law enforcement officers in a bid to raise awareness about this issue and achieve greater protections for the island's children.

Jamaica's Silent Children 03 Oct 2015 

According to Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) approximately six children are being raped per day in Jamaica.
Over the last eight years 2007 to 2014, approximately 16,790 reports were recorded by the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR). These incidences increase the risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
According to the Executive Director of the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, Kandasi Levermore, “As we celebrate the importance of the growth and development our children this Child’s Month, let’s also remember to place their safety and security front and centre.”
Data from the Ministry of Health shows that youth are significantly affected by HIV. Girls, however, account for the larger percentage of cases in the 10 – 29 age range.
In the age group 15 – 19 years, four times more girls have reported cases of AIDS than boys. In many of the reported cases, young persons are forced into sex, therefore resulting in various health issues.
In a recent report made to JASL, one 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by three men. Upon further investigations, it was discovered that the young girl was homeless after her mother kicked her out because she did not believe her daughter’s accusation that her father raped and physically assaulted her. The matter was reported to the relevant authorities.
JASL launched its End Violence Against Women & Girls’ media campaign to raise awareness about the effect of violence on the spread of HIV nationally.
The campaign hopes to stem the prevailing attitudes and behaviours in the Jamaican society that condone violence against girls.
“We all need to develop a mind-set of zero tolerance to all kinds of abuse, but especially when it involves our children. Everyone has a role to play and a duty to report any act of violence involving a child,” Levermore added.


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Man booked for raping 3 minor girls 27 agosto 2016

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Bus driver raped 4-year-old child in school toilet 27 agosto 2016

15-year-old mentally retarded girl raped by a youth 27 agosto 2016

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11-year-old boy sentenced for raping his younger sister 26 agosto 2016

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