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Girls put on layaway plan

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Girls put on layaway plan

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SOME MEN ARE reported to be offering mothers a so-called layaway plan to secure their young daughters when they reach the age of consent.

The plan is not dissimilar to the system that allows a customer to pay a deposit for a product for later purchase.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) children’s champion for Barbados, Faith Marshall-Harris, told the SUNDAY SUN that she had heard reports of men giving mothers money to support their daughters until they reach the age of 16, when the children would be passed on to the men.

“I have been hearing recently of men who do layaway,” Marshall-Harris said. “They see a 13-year-old who is developing nicely and they start giving the mother things and money until they feel she is ready and then they move in. It is a cancer in our society.”

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