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Police Sensitize Media, Public On Reporting On Sexual Offences

The Police High Command is advising members of the media fraternity to familiarize themselves with the relevant laws as it pertains to reporting on sexual offences.This comes on the heels of a highly publicized allegation of rape in Basseterre and accusations that the police were covering up and protecting the accused individual by not naming and charging him when he was arrested over the weekend.

The High Command, in a statement issued on Friday (Apr 7), said it has come to realize that there are some media entities that may not be familiar with the relevant legislation regarding such matters. Media practitioners were cautioned to report on sexual offences responsibly.“Sexual offences are extremely sensitive in nature.

 

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