Police yesterday charged a 52-year-old male for raping a minor.
The man is a BVI resident and a native of St Vincent. He is scheduled to appear in a closed sitting of the Magistrate’s Court.
Head of the police’s Family & Juvenile Unit, Detective Inspector John Antoine is asking the public to be sensitive when commenting on the matter on social media or in the public domain, especially since the victim is underaged.
“The circumstance surrounding this incident is so sensitive that the name of perpetrator and all parties involved in this incident are being withheld. We are asking that the individual names and circumstances surrounding this incident be kept out of the public arena,” the Inspector noted.
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