‘Lesbians luring teens’
Gone are the days when teenaged girls ran away from home solely to be with older men.
One of the emerging reasons behind cases of wandering, said a magistrate who deals with juvenile cases, was lesbianism.
Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne made the revelation as she spoke to the DAILY NATION after delivering remarks at the National Task Force on Crime Prevention’s In the Winners Circle 2014 at New Dimensions Ministries, Barbarees Hill, St Michael, on Tuesday.
The event brought together Class 4 students from Belmont Primary School, St Giles Primary School, Hilltop Primary and the Rock Christian School.
Wandering, Cooke-Alleyne said, had always been a problem among girls.
The latest statistics revealed that over 70 per cent of underage girls who appeared before the court were charged for that offence.