Residents of Babonneau claim that a young female who is about 10 to 11-years-old was allegedly sexually molested by a man in his 40’s in the community.
One resident who asked not to be named said the child attempted to hang herself on Tuesday, November 17, and after neighbours realised, the police were called in.
The resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (Nov.19) that the child is most times left on her own and sent “all over the place” by her mother, who is often times never at home.
According to her, once the police arrived, one of the child’s friends, who lives in the same street, decided to break her silence, and tell her parents about the alleged sexual abuse her friend experienced.
This information was then fed to the police who questioned her, and it was later confirmed that the said child was allegedly forced to perform oral sex on an older male in the community.
The resident said the child was taken from the mother and placed in the care of the Social Services Department. “They took the child from the mother and placed her in a home up North,” she told SNO.
Another resident said: “So many names were mentioned. I am so surprised it’s one person in that abuse saga. I think they tell her what to say and she already knows how to lie.”
The resident also claims that most times when these incidents happen, they are swept under the carpet.
SNO made contact with the Social Service Department, the Vulnerable Persons Team (Castries) and the Babonneau Police Station, but everyone denied receiving any information about this case.
However, it is further alleged the man in question is currently in hiding and police are looking for him.