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DPP speaks on abandoning sexual assault cases against minors

By SNO Staff

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DPP Victoria Charles-Clarke. Photo credit: The Voice St. Lucia.

DPP Victoria Charles-Clarke. Photo credit: The Voice St. Lucia.

There have been constant requests for the discontinuance of crimes, specifically as it relates to sexual offenses that involves minors, according to Director of Public Prosecutions Victoria Charles-Clarke.

The island’s DPP however stated that her office has a “zero tolerance policy” in relation to this, because there are certain policies that allow her office to determine when to proceed or discontinue a case.

Nevertheless, the Prosecution Department is faced with numerous requests, usually from parents of minors who often times indicate that they do not want the case to continue.

“That is unlawful because once a complaint is made and someone is charged the law has a responsibility to protect minors,” Charles-Clarke told the media.

The DPP said there are rare situations where a case of that nature could be discontinued, but explained that this could happen if  the victim is not able to cope and there is medical evidence to continue with the case.

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6 comments

  1. All these people doesnt attract me. They are part of the secret society. Why would want such person lips? Would they fall for u?

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  2. Talking of sexuality, Sweetheart, that pose is worth millions in my book.
    Truly darling, keep smiling, Dem rosy lips sends me crazy.

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  3. What about school teens having sex and the parents want money, boy gets charged with statutory rape when they get no money. the girls go on with their lives and the boys spend years going to court and the girls never show up not for one hearing of the case nor the parents.
    what about these cases, know of a particular case of over 5 years the male is going up and down to court and from day one the female has never showed up for court. they have both left school and she was involved with other guys after that while still at school and these were never charged, . and even has kids but the case is still being called in court. dpp refuses to drop the case, this makes absolutely no sense they are now both adults. .... talking crap about protecting minor...

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  4. Wait? You can speak? IMPACS, TOWNS and COUNCILS report. SPEAK PLEASE!!

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  5. i hope u show this much passion in PROPERLY dealing with IMPACS. Dont u think its high time this is dealt with?

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  6. Most times the parents drop the case because some monies pass under table and the state never borders to continue the case. At the short end of a long story is that the perpetrator has escaped prison sentencing and he will molest another child and another child....these ***** are sick and a menace to society, their pictures should be posted in all communities as child preditors

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