CRY upset over police probe

Speaking on behalf of the home yesterday, CRY Foundation member Janet Williams said since the organistaion was formed 14 years ago, there has never been, until last week, reports of sexual molestation occurring at the home which is managed by the CRY Foundation.

“The organisation is really surprised and upset by what we have heard,” Williams said. Reports and subsequent medical tests on children which showed they had been sexually assaulted, have become the subject of an investigation by Couva police.

Williams said the home’s administrators have never received any complaints of children being abused. However, Williams told Newsday when members of the CRY Foundation visited the home two Tuesday’s ago, they were disappointed with the conditions they saw the children living in.

“The place was very untidy. We are putting mechanisms in place to deal with the situation.”

Ten children, six girls and four boys, who lived at the home have since been made wards of the State on a magistrate’s order last Friday.

Police are currently investigating alleged sexual abuse of the children. The children whose ages range between five and 12, have since been placed at the St Mary’s Home in Tacarigua. A senior police investigator spearheading inquiries into the matter yesterday said that advice was being sought from deputy Commissioner of Police Winston Cooper, on locating the whereabouts of a certain official attached to the home.


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