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Attacks on children 'shameful and un-Jamaican' — Chang

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says the recent cruel and brutal attacks on children are “shameful and un-Jamaican”.

The minister's comment follows the discovery of the mutilated body of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, on Sunday morning. The body was found in a plastic bag by residents of the Top Road community in St Ann where the teen lived.

“We are concerned about the attacks on our children and young girls in particular. The heinous, barbaric nature of the crimes are appalling and reflect concerning lows in our society's conscience,” Minister Chang said in a release this morning.

The minister said he will be engaging the police high command on the way forward to address this disturbing trend. “We must take steps to ensure that these perpetrators understand that they will be pursued and tried to the full extent of the law.

Chang further stated that he will continue to liaise with communities and social agencies to devise additional strategies to protect the nation's children.

He said the Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will also be asked to extend its presence in these communities to thwart violent acts against children.

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