Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, has called child abusers demons saying laws will be strengthened in that country to makes sure they receive stiff penalties.
“Stop it, demons! Stop it, demons! Stop it, demons. You are demons!” she said, at the party’s People’s National Party’s (PNP) 77th annual conference on Sunday.
She stated she is going to make sure child abusers face the full force of the law.
“I don’t care who you are, stop it. Don’t do it. I am going to see you in prison. I am going to come to court and look in your faces,” Simpson-Miller said.
She added, “I am going to ensure the full weight of the law, protecting the Jamaican children.”
According to the Jamaica Gleaner this is not the first time Simpson-Miller has spoken against abuse of children in Jamaica. In her contribution to the 2015-2016 Budget Debate she said the island must stand against horrific violence against children.
“Our children are being raped, murdered, stabbed, scarred and shamed,” she is reported as saying.
She said research has indicated that one in every five females 15-19 years old are sexually active and has been forced to have sex.