Police officials are investigating a report that a 16-year-old female was drugged and sexually assaulted by at least two males on Sunday, November 8 at around 10 p.m. in Anse Canot, Dennery.
According to a reliable police source, it is alleged that the teen was given “weed cake” or “weed brownie” before the assault.
The source said the suspects are said to be “known individuals” but no one has been arrested so far because investigators are still putting together the various reports and evidence.
The source said the matter is being investigated by the Vulnerable Persons Team in Vieux-Fort.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a relative told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that according to information gathered, the victim was in the company of an older female, about 21 years old – who claimed to be from another Caribbean island – when the incident occurred.
The relative also alleged that the crime occurred at the home of the older female’s male friend or boyfriend, and there were a total of three males present before the incident occurred.
It is further alleged that the two females were given “weed cake” to consume by the suspects, who did not eat the cake.
The two females reportedly began to feel dizzy and sick. Before this happened, the three males had already left. They returned shortly after when they believed the effects of the weed cake would kick in – according to the relative, providing information she received from the older female.
The teen reportedly told investigators she was raped/sexually assaulted by two of the males in a room. The teen also reported that she felt weak and was unable to move enough to defend herself.
However, the relative strongly believes the older female was part and parcel of the plot. The relative is not buying the older female’s story to a family member of the victim, that she too was raped or sexually assaulted. The relative also claimed that parts of the older female’s story is not making sense or adding up.
It was also claimed that the teen ran out of the house naked.
“One of the guys ran after her with a cutlass. While he was running after her, she met a vehicle and she told the person in the vehicle that she just got raped and the guy brought her to the police station,” the relative claimed.
Condoms were reportedly found on the floor by investigators.
The police, while confirming that a report was made and the matter is under investigation, declined to divulge or confirm any details of the incident as it was given to SNO.
The lawmen however confirmed that they are investigating allegations that the victim was given weed cake/weed brownie, which she consumed. It is not yet clear if the female knew that the pastry contained the drug before consuming it.
Only recently, two 16-year-old females, believed to be virgins, were gang raped by three unknown men in Reduit Orchard, Rodney Bay. No one has been arrested for this crime.
A veteran police officer was also recently accused of handcuffing and raping a woman at gunpoint. The officer was not arrested but he is currently under investigation.
And a Jamaican security guard was also accused of raping a young girl and harassing another on the Reduit Beach, Rodney Bay on Saturday, October 31.
The police have reported that sexual offences and crimes against persons recorded an increased number of accepted cases.