Advocates Disagree With La Corbiniere on Child Sex Offenders Registry
Agroup, which is embarking on a campaign for Saint Lucia to have a Child Sex Offenders Registry has taken umbrage with comments coming from the Minister of National Security Phillip La Corbiniere. In a televised interview this week the minister did not see the possibility of introducing such a measure here, since according to him it would “box people in.”
The group strongly believes that the State can and does have the authority to dictate how people who have been convicted of sex crimes are reintroduced into the society. “The family support system to which the minister refers, is, and has been ill equipped to deal with the prevalence of sexual abusers in the home and community,” a statement from the group reads. They are of the opinion that sexual crimes are the same regardless of the country where they are committed. As a result, tried and proven methods of enforcement, and treatment for offenders remains the same,” the group says. According to the group going by the name Zandoli; “a sex offender registry is just one aspect of a larger protection mechanism for the people of Saint Lucia.