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Missing children

Wednesday, May 07, 2014    

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NAME: Shanoy Anderson

AGE: 14 years old

Place last seen: In a public passenger vehicle in Westmoreland

Date last seen: Monday, April 14, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, slim build, 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall and has processed hair. She was last seen wearing a pink blouse, blue jeans pants and a pair of black slippers.

NAME: Shiann Smith

AGE: 13 years old

Place last seen: At home in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine at about 9:00 am

Date last seen: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, slim build and approximately 165 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) tall. She was last seen dressed in an orange blouse, blue jeans pants and a pair of pink slippers.

NAME: Shanique Allen

AGE: 17 years old

Place last seen: At home in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine at about 11:00 am.

Date last seen: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, slim build and approximately 135 centimetres (4 feet 5 inches) tall. She was last seen dressed in black pants, yellow blouse and a pair of black sneakers.

NAME: Toni-Ann Francis

AGE: 15 years old

Place last seen: At home on Payne Avenue, Kingston at about 6:00 pm.

Date last seen: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, medium build and approximately 160 centimetres (5 feet 3 inches) tall. She was last seen dressed in a pink blouse, black skirt and a pair of slippers.

NAME: Roshel Gardener

AGE: 15 years old

Place last seen: At home in Rocky Valley, Stony Hill, St Andrew about 3:00 pm

Date last seen: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, medium build and approximately 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. She was last seen wearing a white blouse and orange shorts.

NAME: Darcia Gordon

AGE: 14 years old

Place last seen: At home on Chapelton Road, May Pen, Clarendon about 5:30 pm.

Date last seen: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, slim build and approximately 162 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) tall. She was last seen wearing a yellow, orange and blue blouse, blue jeans pants and a pair of blue sneakers.

NAME: Alesha Robinson

AGE: 15 years old

Place last seen: In her community of Somerton district, St James about 10:00 am

Date last seen: Friday, May 2, 2014

Description: Dark complexion, slim build and about 170 centimetres (5 feet 7 inches) tall. She was last seen dressed in a yellow blouse and a pair of black slippers.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these teenagers is being asked to contact the police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

What Is Child Abuse

* Any act or failure to act, on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation.

* Any act or failure to act, on the part of a parent or caretaker, which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.

Types of Child Abuse

* Child Labour — any work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children and interferes with their schooling.

Note: It is an offence to employ a child under the age of 13 years

* Child Trafficking — the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a child by means of threat, coercion or use of force, abduction, fraud and deception.

* Neglect — any serious disregard for a child's supervision, care, or discipline.

* Physical Abuse — actions towards a child that result in or could result in serious physical injury, such as beating, burning, cutting, harmful restraint, use of any weapon or instrument.

* Sexual Abuse — any sexual behaviour towards a child.

Note: It is an offence to have sex with a child under the age of 16 years

* Emotional Abuse — attitudes or behaviours expressed towards a child that may cause serious emotional or psychological damage.

Child abuse is wrong. If you know or suspect that a child is being or is likely to be abused, contact the OCR and make a report. Call 1-888-PROTECT (776-8328).

For more information about the OCR visit our website at www.ocr.gov.jm. You may also visit us on Facebook: Children's Registry and on Twitter: OCRJA.

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