RSLPF Re­as­sures Cit­i­zens of Ef­forts to En­sure Pub­lic Safety

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By

Faye-Chantelle Mon­de­sir

On Thurs­day May 12, 2016 a me­dia press brief was hosted by the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force at the Con­fer­ence Room of the Crime Man­age­ment Build­ing. As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice in Charge Of Crime Man­age­ment, Mr. Mil­ton De­sir, ad­dressed the me­dia in light of the al­leged rape in­ci­dent in­volv­ing four al­leged vic­tims - two fe­males and two young men at the Derek Wal­cott Square, in ad­di­tion to other im­por­tant up­dates.

At ap­prox­i­mately 7:30p.m. on Fri­day 6th May, 2016 a bizarre in­ci­dent was re­ported to have oc­curred at the DWS in Cas­tries. At least one per­pe­tra­tor is said to have forced the two young men to per­form oral sex on the women with the as­sailant him­self vi­o­lat­ing the two women. It has been re­ported that while this tran­spired, two ac­com­plices stood nearby un­til the cul­prit com­pleted the act.

The dis­traught fe­males were taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter the po­lice were in­formed of the mat­ter.

Since the in­ci­dent the RSLPF has stated that it will max­i­mize the use of its re­sources in an ef­fort to swiftly ap­pre­hend the al­leged per­pe­tra­tor(s) of this crime and bring them to jus­tice.

“It is sad and un­ac­cept­able for our young per­sons to be preyed on while they en­joy the am­biance of such a his­toric na­tional land­mark, the Derek Wal­cott Square. Such al­leged acts do no more than bring shame on our law-abid­ing cit­i­zens who would in no way con­done such an act of crim­i­nal­ity. The RSLPF has taken steps, and will con­tinue to take steps, to en­sure the safety of the gen­eral pub­lic against such heinous acts and other crimes in Saint Lu­cia,” a po­lice state­ment says.

At Thurs­day’s press brief­ing the po­lice, how­ever, in­di­cated that there was a de­crease in firearm of­fences so far for the year.

Of­fences against prop­erty are 1,166 re­ported this year, with 375 solved. Last year 2,269 were re­ported, with 430 solved.

In re­la­tion to drug of­fences there was also a de­crease recorded with 39 so far for the year.

So far a recorded 10 homi­cides have been reg­is­tered for 2016.

The is­sue of a num­ber of brazen rape and sex­ual of­fences, which has been on the in­crease for this year, con­tin­ues to be a wor­ry­ing is­sue for crime-fight­ers and the gen­eral pub­lic.

L-R: Of­fi­cer in Charge Of Crime Man­age­ment, Mr. Mil­ton De­sir, and Su­per­in­ten­dent of Crime Man­age­ment, Ge­orge Ni­cholas.

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