System to Punish Sexual Offenders Must Be United

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Claude Weekes

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Claude Weekes

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Claude Weekes says, although the police vigorously investigate sexual offences, when the perpetrators are caught it is up to the Magistrate to disseminate punishment.

He noted, if the criminals receive a minor punishment in Court, then it defeats the purpose.

He called for protection of our young people, not only by the police department but by their families.

ASP Weekes described the behavioural trend of young people as ‘dismal’.

He further noted that those who abuse children need to be admonished, as such behaviour is unacceptable in society, highlighting the importance of unity among the authorities involved.

The public, he says also need to play their part in reporting all forms of child abuse.

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