Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, has expressed concern that persons entrusted with the protection of the nation’s children could be the ones harming them.
This, after two members of the security forces, were charged in relation to allegations of sexually assaulting teen girls in the past month.
Speaking in an interview with Irie FM News, Mrs. Gordon Harrison said her office will be taking note of the cases and how they develop.
Meantime, a District Constable from St. James was charged on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
Reports are that the cop had been corresponding with the victim through social media before he invited her to meet him in Montego Bay.
He is reported to have picked up the young girl in his car and drove to an area popularly known as ‘Dead End’, where he allegedly raped her.
The matter was reported to the police, and the child taken to a medical facility for examination.
The incident is the second rape case involving a member of the security forces in recent weeks.
Last month, police constable Akeil Maxwell was charged for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl who was being held at the Lucea Remand Centre.
The incident reportedly took place on June 20.
Maxwell was granted bail in the sum of one million dollars when he appeared in court on July 9.
He is to return to court on September 24.