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Call for sex offenders registry


Call for sex offenders registry

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QUEEN’S COUNSEL Beverley Walrond is in favour of a registry of sexual offenders.

She made this clear as she gave a presentation at yesterday’s Child Care Board/UNICEF’s workshop on Child Abuse Management at the Savannah Beach Hotel.

Walrond, the Child Care Board’s attorney since 1986, related an incident where a man was caught in the act of having sexual intercourse with a minor and was later held by concerned citizens, one of whom had noticed him ferrying “little boys and little girls on hisbike and couldn’t understand why”.

Walrond told her audience of Child Care Board officials, probation officers, lawmen and women and others: “Paedophilia is knownto be very difficult thingto cure. So I have never met a lady called Ms Renette Dimmott but she keeps writing and asking whether we ought not to have a sexual offenders register and if I am asked to vote on that, my vote would be yes.” (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.