Record child sex abusers

speaking out


Child sexual abuse in Barbados continues to be a serious problem in our society and a major public concern. It is wrong; it violates the rights of the child in every aspect;
and it is a form of exploitation in every manner. This abuse is very serious because it could expose children to HIV/AIDS infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.

One way of creating a safe and harmonious environment for children is by ensuring that sex offenders are registered in Barbados. We need a Sex Offender Registration And Monitoring Act in place immediately. In doing this, all Barbadians could contribute to protecting children and creating a better society.

Efficient and effective record keeping and monitoring of these perpetrators could save children from this traumatic ordeal. Keep in mind that sex offender behaviours are extremely resistant to change and therefore the emphasis should be on both punishment and control.

Registration of sex offenders has worked in several communities all over the world. It has deterred offenders from committing future crimes, provided law enforcement with an additional investigative tool to help bring perpetrators to justice and, at large, increased public protection and awareness. It has helped parents to be on the alert for these perpetrators and remove their child/children if necessary.

Stakeholders and policymakers need to be proactive in this regard because sex offenders tend to reoffend once given the right and appropriate environment. These offenders are suffering from a psychological dysfunction and this does not disappear overnight.

My concern is for the child who is labelled, stigmatized, exploited, emotionally and psychologically damaged as a result of this criminal conduct.

There is no cure for sexual offenders; therefore, they will continue to abuse children once given the appropriate opportunity. What we must focus on is to reduce the number of incidences of sexual offending.
–– RENNETTE M. DIMMOTT, Forensic psychologist.

8 Responses to Record child sex abusers

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 13, 2014 at 4:45 am

    God has given all of us good talents high, medium and low. I have great respect for the Ladies of Night. They are there for a purpose and there is no excuse under the sun why perverts and perverted parents should be going anywhere near children. It is absolutely disgusting that children should suffer any form of abuse in silence. Zero tolerance name and shame the [offenders].

  2. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner June 13, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Should have been done years ago and lockup guilty one’s.

  3. Earl Anderson Brathwaite
    Earl Anderson Brathwaite June 13, 2014 at 8:03 am

    No debate needed, get it done.

  4. Jacinta Lashley
    Jacinta Lashley June 13, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Should have been done decades ago, but anytime is the best time still. International sex offender should be included in that record too, seeing that Barbados is always pack with tourist. Trust me, many of those men and women visiting our shores yearly aren’t there just for sea and sun.

    It’s a dreadful sickness. In my consciousness all repeated offenders should be castrated in some form or fashion all sexual desires should be taken away from them until the Earth is purge of this illness. The end result of unnatural social living.

  5. Margaret Wiltshire
    Margaret Wiltshire June 13, 2014 at 10:01 am

    With someone special!!

  6. Kat Daniel
    Kat Daniel June 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    There are programs that apparently show results for some of these sick ppl… But bringing this to light and keeping it there will hopefully minimize this sickness.

  7. Eleisha Ashby
    Eleisha Ashby June 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I have no sympathy for child predators or rapist. Take them out in the ocean and let the sharks take care of them. Point blank.

  8. Ashley Sterling
    Ashley Sterling June 13, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Barbados so small, it’s not like in big cities where people kidnap your kids from the park… most child molesters are fathers, uncles, mum’s new boyfriend…. Barbados needs to educate and make aware, too many women also turn blind eyes, why? because said man bringing in money…
    attack the problem from all angles not just one


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