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Dominica: Judge warns of child abuse epidemic

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 8:22 AM

A High Court judge has warned of a growing epidemic of child abuse in Dominica as he sentenced a 36-year-old man to eight years in prison for having sex with three minors.

Justice Errol Thomas said that he was outraged and dismayed at the behaviour of Clife Elijah Charles after he pleaded guilty to having sex with three minors, aged six, seven, and eight years old.

The maximum sentence for such offenses against minors is 25 years.

The judge said that the man’s actions, allegedly committed on December 22, 2012, were perplexing.