10- Y- O GIRL MO­LESTED ON BUS Cops ar­rest boy af­ter child raises alarm

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS - CRYS­TAL HAR­RI­SON

The po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports that a 10- year- old school­girl was sex­u­ally mo­lested by a male stu­dent on a Ja­maica Ur­ban Tran­sit Com­pany bus in Port­more, St Cather­ine, on Tues­day.

It is re­ported that the in­ci­dent took place about 12: 25 p. m.

In­for­ma­tion reach­ing THE STAR is that the sus­pect and the com­plainant were aboard the bus, when the male stu­dent in­vited the young girl to sit be­side him.

It is al­leged that the male stu­dent fon­dled the school­girl and she raised an alarm.

It is re­ported that the male stu­dent was held by a pas­sen­ger who later handed him over to the cops.

When con­tacted about the is­sue yester- day, cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager, Clin­ton Clarke, told THE STAR that he wasn’t aware of the in­ci­dent.

How­ever, Clarke said that the lewd be­hav­iour of stu­dents on the buses is of grave con­cern.

Mean­while, when asked if he nor­mally gets com­plaints about stu­dents mis­be­hav­ing on the buses, Clarke said yes.

“Their be­hav­iour on the buses

is just aw­ful. We need to en­gage the par­ents a lit­tle more to get these young­sters to recog­nise that they are not in a world by them­selves. We have re­ceived com­plaints about stu­dents play­ing loud mu­sic on their phones and that adults do not want to travel with them. We are try­ing to work with the par­ent- teacher as­so­ci­a­tions, the schools, and the po­lice, to bring some san­ity to the sys­tem,” Clarke said.

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