Reliable sources have confirmed that the young man in the recent viral torture videos is a Saint Lucian by the name of Scott Atkins, who is originally from Desruisseaux, Micoud.
Atkins is 18 years old and his last known address was in Agard, Castries, according to sources.
It has also been revealed that the ‘Shawn’ he mentioned in his video is actually his cousin, and not a brother as was being speculated. In the video, Atkins begs ‘Shawn’ to pay his captors because if he doesn’t they will kill him.
Sources say Atkins was kidnapped in February from Trinidad – not Martinique – and brought to Venezuela where he has been held by his captors ever since.
The gang holding Atkins claims it is owed over $130,000 USD by a relative of Atkins, according to sources.
Relatives of Atkins reportedly received the videos earlier this week and are calling on “Shawn” to pay the Venezuelan gang because the teen is innocent, according to sources.
Police in Saint Lucia are aware of the incident but according to sources there isn’t nothing much they can do.