No tolerance for sexual abuse

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) will be adopting a zero tolerance attitude towards reports of sexual offenses.

During a media brief last Friday, Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James said the police force has seen a noticeably increase in the number of sexually related offenses being reported.

According to Acting Commissioner James, it is believed that the increase is due to the many public awareness programmes that have been taking place.

He said people are now more conscious and confident in coming forward to make reports of sexually related offenses.

Recently, the Eastern Division of RGPF staged two street marches involving school children at Grenville and St. David’s denouncing sexual abuse.

The island’s chief cop issued a stern warning to perpetrators that they will feel the full force of the law.

“The Royal Grenada Police Force wants to state clearly that there will be no tolerance for sexual misconduct in our State. We encourage those who are victims of sex crimes to continue to come forward,” said James.

The acting Police Commissioner announced that in the fight against sex crimes, the force along with the various stakeholders is looking at a number of things to help arrest the situation.

He dropped hints that a sex offender’s registry is likely to be established as one of the mechanisms to be implemented.

“We are concerned about what is happening in this country,” he said.

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