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Cops concerned about upsurge in sexual assault cases

Published:Saturday | April 19, 2014 | 2:26 PM

The police in St Vincent and the Grenadines are expressing concern over what they say is an increase in the number of sexual assault cases being reported.



Police Commissioner Michael Charles says the most recent case last weekend, involving a 13-year-old girl, was particularly troubling.



Reports are that the teen was picked up along a busy roadway and taken to another location where she was assaulted then returned to the area where she was abducted.



Noting that a majority of the victims are minors, Charles says the police have no clear answers why such attacks are on the rise, but warned that there were sexual predators on the prowl.



He cautioned that some of these predators are known to potential victims and urged parents and guardians to pay close attention to young females in their care.



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