JIS News

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has condemned the rape of five females ages 8 to 28 in Irwin, St James last night. The five were taken from their home and raped repeatedly in an open lot. The eight year old girl had to undergo emergency surgery.

The Prime Minister says this kind of savagery against our women and girls is intolerable. She has called on the police to leave no stone unturned until those who carried out this kind of appalling violence against five women and girls are brought to justice.

The Prime Minister is also calling on anyone with information to help the police in their investigations so the full force of the law can be brought swiftly against the heartless criminals who could commit this barbaric act against children and women.

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