Teen Held For Molesting 5-Year-old Girl in St Elizabeth

Residents of Middle Quarters, St Elizabeth, have been in shock following news that a five-year-old from the community was allegedly molested by a teen on Sunday.

One police source confirmed the incident but told this was a very delicate matter, which is now in the hands of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA).

"I cannot comment on the incident because of its nature, but I can confirm that the incident was reported to the police, and the accused, who is a teenager, has since been taken into custody by the police, who are now investigating," the cop stated.

Reports are that shortly after 5 p.m., the child was at home when she went over to the teen's house, which is in the same tenement yard, to play.

While there, she was allegedly taken inside a room where he sexually molested her. The mother reported the matter and the teen was taken into custody.

"A di biggest news inna Middle Quarters, and tru everybody know the family, is like everyone cut up ova wha happen," said a resident.

In the meanwhile, the police say the child has been taken to the doctor and a medical examination has been carried out on her.

Following investigations by the CISOCA investigators, action is expected to be taken against the accused.



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