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More cops for St James after multiple rapes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 1:30 PM    

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Additional security will be sent to St James in response to increased threats by sexual predators, said Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting.

This is in addition to the 125 security personnel that were sent to the parish two weeks ago.

This latest measure comes on the heels of the rape of five women in Irwin in the parish on Monday night.

A senior team from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse will also join investigators looking into the incidents.

Also, counseling services will be provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Bunting denounced the rapes, calling them a repulsive act of criminality on the most vulnerable in the society, our women and children.

He said all resources will be used to bring the criminals to justice, adding that investigators will be going house-to-house in the affected communities.

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