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Grenada may name sex offenders

Regional 07 Jul, 2021 Follow News

Grenada has seen an alarming increase in sex offences

The Grenada government is considering publishing the names of convicted sexual offenders and it could be approved by parliament before year-end.

Attorney General, Dia Forrester said that the register will be under the control and custody of the Commissioner of Police and is intended to be separated into two parts.

“One portion containing the relevant information on the sex offenders and the other portion containing the specific information available to the public,” Forrester said.

“This approach seeks to avoid contravention of a constitutional right of a person to the protection of privacy in his home.”

Sexual crimes against minors have shown an alarming increase in recent years. In the first quarter of 2021, the police said that from its records, children under eight are heavily targeted by men above 50.

Sexual offenses are one of the convicted records that will not be expunged under the Rehabilitation Offenders Bill which went into effect a few years ago.

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