A security personnel at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) is now in police custody following an alleged rape attempt on a female student.
It is reported that a group of students, including the said victim, were playing a game of hide and seek when the incident occurred sometime around 6.p.m. Wednesday.
It is alleged that the 18-year-old woman was hiding in a classroom referred to as the VAR Room number 3 on campus when the security guard launched his attack.
One student explained that they were awaiting transportation to Soufriere at the time but it was delayed, so they decided to engage in a few games.
Reports are that the alleged perpetrator entered the room in which the student was hiding and closed the door. He began asking the student inappropriate questions and pulled out his penis.
After witnessing that, the young woman reportedly jumped through a window and shouted for help.
The other students heard the shouting and ran towards the classroom, where she related to them what had happened. The others went for help and arrived minutes later with another guard and the police.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the incident attracted a large crowd of angry onlookers who shouted words like ‘pervert’ and ‘rapist,’ when the alleged perpetrator was being escorted.
A video has been uploaded on social media website, Facebook and has been shared several times.
Saint Lucia has recorded several cases of rape and attempted rape over the past several months.