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Children’s Authority saddened by reports of crimes against children

Date: 2015-11-17

The Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is saddened by the various reports of violent crimes committed against children. The Authority also extends condolences to the family of the child who lost her life in Diego Martin earlier today.

With respect to the child who is currently in hospital following Monday's murder-suicide in Penal, the Authority has been in contact with officials at the San Fernando General Hospital to obtain a status update. In keeping with established protocols, the Authority will wait for the child to be discharged and referred to our care by the Medical and Social Work Department.

Meanwhile, the Authority has been in contact with officers of the Child Protection Unit, Tobago, in connection with the report of attempted rape of a 7-year-old girl.

The matter is being addressed with the sensitivity and confidentiality which it requires.