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Woman reportedly raped in front of daughter, Longville residents angered

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 6:33 PMGleaner Writer
Longville Park prostester ... "Yesterday in broad daylight a woman was raped in front of her small daughter, we have to ask who else they gonna rape?
President of the Longville Park Citizens association ... "What's happening in Longville is alarming and scary. There is just too much red tape involved in getting it going."
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The reported raping of a woman in front of her daughter yesterday afternoon and the shooting of a policeman by criminals who invaded the Longville Park community in Clarendon has left residents fuming.

This morning the angry residents came out to protest the slow pace at which a promised police post in the community was being retrofitted.

"Yesterday in broad daylight a woman was raped in front of her small daughter, we have to ask who else they gonna rape? What will it take for us to get the attention we need? You made a promise to us and we expect it to be fulfilled", said one irate female.

The National Housing Trust a few weeks ago donated two houses to serve as temporary police post until the promised police station was built.

In a meeting with executives from the association the promise was made that it would have been up and running more than two weeks ago.

However, to date it is yet to be properly set up. In an interview with The Gleaner Inspector Owen Brown of the May Pen Police station said they are now in the process of retrofitting the houses for the post.

"We are fast tracking the preparations and it will be operational soon", he said adding that it will be staffed by six cops including a sergeant.

President of the Longville Park Citizens association Baldvin McKenzie expressed shock at what is taking place in the scheme while making a call for the fast tracking of the police post to be fully functional.

"What's happening in Longville is alarming and scary. There is just too much red tape involved in getting it going."

McKenzie also told The Gleaner that a lot of the single females and teenagers are now traumatised and running scared.