Stiff Penalties For Child Sex Videos

Elizabeth Lewis, Director of the Division of Human Services and Family Affairs
Elizabeth Lewis, Director of the Division of Human Services and Family Affairs
Elizabeth Lewis, Director of the Division of Human Services and Family Affairs

EVEN while the Division of Human Services and Family Affairs here and the Caribbean Mentorship Institute expressed their concerns about the recent uploading and sharing of a video of a school girl and boy engaging in explicit sexual activities, the Electronics Crime Bill of 2009 warns of stiff penalties to anyone caught making or distributing such videos.

The video, which appears to have gone viral this week, has shocked many prompting the Division to call on parents to be more vigilant about the whereabouts of their children and their activities.

“There are parents who say that they are tired of talking to their children. I say there is never a time when a parent should be tired of talking to their children about matters like this,” said Elizabeth Lewis, Director of the Division of Human Services and Family Affairs.

According to Mrs. Lewis this video and other in the past are a matter of concern to the Division.

“It’s a matter that concerns us. We’re seeing a new trend in the filming and posting of such videos on the internet. I am calling on those persons who are doing that to put an end to this practice. Stop further abusing our children,” Mrs. Lewis said.

She said that some of the children who engage in sexual activities are not aware of the psychological impact, both short term and long term, their actions would have on them therefore it is imperative that they are taught of the dangers they are getting themselves involved in by engaging in such activities.

The Caribbean Mentorship Institute for its part has since made a dire plea to inform educational institutions, parents, guardians, mentors and peers to ensure that preventative interventions are implemented to educate youths/students on the potential dangers of social media and the internet.

The Institute’s Felicia Browne, in an article entitled “Social Media and Youth Safety” noted that once a child or youth is given an electronic device like a tablet, mobile phone or laptop, he or she should be sensitized to the dangers that may occur with its usage.”

“When students are seen in school uniforms posing with gun images or conducting sexual acts and intercourse, we should reflect on the values that we have instilled in them as a society. We should not assume that our youths “know better” but rather implement preventative and interactive dialogues that will assist with their formative growth,” she said.

According to the Electronics Crime Bill anyone who produces pornographic material for the purpose of its distribution, offer or make pornographic material available, distribute or transmit pornography is said to have committed an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.

It further states that a person shall not, intentionally, through or in an electronic system procure pornographic material available, distribute or transmit pornography; procure pornographic material for his or herself or for another person, or retain pornographic material.

Anyone who contravenes this commits an offence and is liable on conviction to the same penalties listed above.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

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  1. You people are so confused it’s like your head is used for walking. I am ‘preeeety’ sure that many of the individuals condemning child abuse are Roman Catholic, who sees nothing wrong with the pedophillia rampant with the priest who are homosexual perverts claiming celibacy. I am not going to comment on the misogynistic practices rampant among these sickos that you people are active participants in the worship of the Naked Caucasian soaked in blood you Negroes call God — yet you talk about the abomination in the society while supporting the den of pedophillies who prey upon children. Here’s a story of an open practioner of Sodomy in the Vatican.



  2. I forgot to mention that this “celibate” priest, who you idiots ask to forgive your sins, as in: “Pray father give me your blessings…” appeared with his boyfriend to advocate Sodomy. Do you confused people who support this deviant lifestyles of sodomy, understand the acts and consequences of inserting one’s penis into the anus of these priest – the filth of human feces along with the offensive odors ? then you allow these perverts to put the body of God into your mouths with their filthy fingers ?

  3. Surah Al-Baqara
    In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

    O ye who believe! Render not vain your almsgiving by reproach and injury, like him who spendeth his wealth only to be seen of men and believeth not in Allah and the Last Day. His likeness is as the likeness of a rock whereon is dust of earth; a rainstorm smiteth it, leaving it smooth and bare. They have no control of aught of that which they have gained. Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk. (264)

  4. Surah Al-Araf
    In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

    We also (sent) Lut: he said to his people: “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? (80)
    “For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” (81)
    And his people gave no answer but this: they said “Drive them out of your city: these are indeed men who want to be clean and pure!” (82)
    But We saved him and his family except his wife: she was of those who lagged behind. (83)
    And We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): then see what was the end of those who indulged in sin and crime! (84)
    To the Madyan people We sent Shu`aib, one of their own brethren: he said: “O my people! Worship Allah; Ye have no other god but Him. Now hath come unto you a clear (sign) from your Lord! Give just measure and weight, nor withhold from the people the things that are their due; and do no mischief on the earth after it has been set in order: that will be best for you, if ye have Faith. (85)
    “And squat not on every road, breathing, threats, hindering from the path of Allah those who believe in Him and seek to make it something crooked; but remember how ye were little, and He gave you increase. And hold in your mind’s eye what was the end of those who did mischief. (86)
    “And if there is a party among you who believes in the Message with which I have been sent and a party which does not believe hold yourselves in patience until Allah doth decide between us: for He is the best to decide.” (87)

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