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More child abuse reports

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

More child abuse reports

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CRIME STOPPERS BARBADOS says it is becoming inundated with calls about child abuse and child sexual abuse.

Executive director Devrol Dupigny told the SUNDAY SUN that the crime-fighting charity, which became operational here in 2009, received ten calls about child abuse last year. He said this was double or more the usual number, stressing that calls were now coming in faster.

“The ten cases being reported most of which provided us with substantial information which we relayed to the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Child Care Board,” he said. “It is a growing concern for Crime Stoppers.”

He said the increased calls started pouring in on the agency’s hotline following their public service announcements (PSA) urging people to report cases of child abuse.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.