Human Rights Activist and Attorney-at-Law, Mary Francis, has described the case involving an 11-year-old girl being pregnant, as ‘outrageous,’ calling for a full investigation.
Francis told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Friday that the 11-year-old may not have developed enough for child bearing and that is another issue that has to be looked at carefully.
The attorney said the fact that the child still have to attend school and deal with all the emotional stress is upsetting for her, because a child her age should not have to go through that.
“It is a problem we have to address in our communities. We have to focus on the men, so that they can get the help that is required,” Francis remarked.
The Micoud child, who is a grade six student, was confirmed pregnant on Monday, following a visit to the hospital.
It is alleged that a 17-year-old boy who lives in the same community, allegedly had sex with her and may be the person responsible for her pregnancy.
The boy could face criminal charges.
The matter is being investigated by the police.