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St Elizabeth family in sexual abuse scandal involving pastor to be relocated

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 1:28 AM
Grange says Food for the Poor will provide them with housing and the government will ensure it’s on lands where the family will feel safe and comfortable.

The St Elizabeth family at the centre of a sexual abuse case is to be relocated.

The family came to national attention after one of the children was reported to have been sexually abused by Moravian pastor, Rupert Clarke, in a case that is now before the court.

Gender Affairs Minister, Olivia Grange, and Member of Parliament for South Eastern St Elizabeth, Franklyn Witter, on Thursday visited the family, which is headed by a single mother.

She says she observed that the women and children were living in an uncompleted and unsecured two bedroom house which is in need of repair.

Grange says Food for the Poor will provide them with housing and the government will ensure it’s on lands where the family will feel safe and comfortable.

Grange says the plan for the family also includes getting them on various social programmes that are available through the government system.