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Nine-year-old girl molested in Papine

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 4:35 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are investigating reports that a man molested a nine-year-old female child in Papine St Andrew community.

Residents of Papine told the Jamaica Observer that an adult relative of the child found out about the assault and reported the matter to the police.

News of the girl's ordeal comes as the island continues to grapple with  frequent reports of rape and sexual assaults against children.

The man accused of molesting the child was later held by the Papine police.

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