Incidence of Rape Continues to Shock the Nation!
Akidnapping and rape allegedly occurred in Vieux Fort adding to the list of a growing trend in 2016. The incident, which is still under investigation, is said to have occurred on Wednesday March 16 at about 10 p.m. in the area of the Vieux Fort mall.
According to reports, a male individual and his female companion were sitting in their vehicle when two armed men rushed up to them and forced the man to drive to Castries.
Once in the city, the man was apparently tied up and bundled into the trunk of the vehicle. The vehicle was then driven to a secluded area where the woman was raped.
After the criminals made their escape, the woman is believed to have let her male companion out of the trunk of the vehicle.
Meanwhile police are also investigating reports of the rape of a young woman at Piat on March 24.
The incident is said to have occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in the presence of the young woman’s one-year-old child.
On Good Friday there was an alleged rape attempt on a sixty-year-old woman in the community of Saltibus.
The victim recalled that at about 5:30 p.m. she was heading home from the hairdresser with the intention of going to church later. A man, she said, jumped out of the bushes and attempted to drag her into undergrowth near a building that serves as a church. According to her, another man was lurking in the bushes.
She recalled struggling with her assailant and falling to the ground when she noticed a vehicle approaching. She says she cried out for help and the vehicle stopped.
The alleged perpertrators are said to have been apprehended and tied up before the police were called.
In recent months there have been a number of brutal sexual attacks on women here, prompting the prime minister of Saint Lucia to conclude that there is a serial rapist on the loose.