THE Human Services Department of the Ministry of Health and the Vulnerable Persons Team of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force are investigating reports of a young girl from Micoud who is pregnant. THE VOICE understands that the girl is 10 years old and not 1 1 as reported elsewhere.

Documents seen by THE VOICE place the girl’s date of birth at August 7, 2005, meaning that she will be 11 in August.

Reports on the matter are not forthcoming from the police; however, sources within the Ministry of Health have confirmed that an investigation is underway.

The girls is said to be five months pregnant.

This is not the first case of pre-teen pregnancy reported in the country. St Lucia over the years has had to deal with cases of very young girls becoming mothers.

The expectant child in the current case is no longer in the environment in which she was and which led to her present condition. The VOICE has learned that she has been removed from the custody of her mother and is now in the custody of a relative.

The child’s pregnancy was brought to police attention last week by her mother who it was said expressed disbelief when the diagnosis was made.

This unexpected, yet distressing experience was said to have a sudden effect on the mother’s emotions and physical reactions.

Local laws dictate life imprisonment for persons who commit the offence of having sex with someone under 12 years.

According to the island’s Criminal Code “any person who has sexual intercourse with another person who is under the age of 12 years, whether or not the other person consented and whether or not the first mentioned person believes that the other person is 12 years of age or more, commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life”.

Reports are that a 17 year old boy is responsible for the girl’s pregnancy.

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.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...


  1. That little devil must have been at it for a long time. Surprise, she didn’t know
    she would get pregnant playing that game. Let that be a lesson to all the minors.
    Pick up a Doll to play with, that other game is dangerous to the health. Don’t
    look for another one in a hurry. Grow up, you silly little twerp, get an education.

    1. St. Lucian’s! don’t we forget that its takes a village to raised a child? This girl is a child and the young man who got her pregnant should be arrested and persecuted . This is sexual exploitation, and it is not consensual. Anyone having sex with a child under 16 years old is a criminal. So St.Lucian’s educated yourselves and be empathetic towards each other. This child needs your support to understand what is happening.

  2. ………………”that little devil,….silly little twerp”,……..are you serious?….only a vermin will make such statements!!….the child needs HELP!!

  3. We need to educate our children about the consequences of having unprotected sex. When is the right time? There’s no set age for that discussion, but we know our children.
    It is a subject that parents need to address.
    Too often kids are left to find out the hard way.
    As a mother, I am sad for her family. And I hope we can start a discussion about her experience with our own children.

  4. Sam………”the child needs help”
    But of course, by all means, not only now.
    She needed help long before. she needs a lot more
    now and much more the times ahead.Gov’t. too lax on helping
    all communities, but when things are highlighted, shit hits the fan.
    Everyone comes out in total panic, poor child, I’m a mother and you shouldn’t
    say that, are you serious, and so on. True, I’m a little rough, but too often it’s
    the unsupervised, broken home, lack of self respect, the economically poor who
    suffer the most and end up paying for it. Just imagine how a callous rogue looking down
    at a cheap opportunity to take advantage of that young person?don’t tell me right there
    isn’t rapist roaming around only to do harm. Where is the social worker, where’s the Church

  5. I just love how strong people are on here when they make silly comments and hide behind their internet personas….

  6. You heartless demons who hastily come to judge and further destroy the life of a young naive child rather than offer her support speaks volume of your cold callous evil hearts.
    You simply lack the capacity to think as humans. Maybe you are of another specie with a human form.
    This abused naive child who was abused by those she may have trusted is further hastily condemned by you in public.
    God takes note of your callousness. This child is an infant who knows nothing when it comes to life. She is easily influenced and betrayed by those she trusted.
    Remember, what goes around comes around. Hopefully you have family members or kids and one day you may live to experience a similar situation in life you know what it feels like.
    Those of you who are eager to condemn her and nothing less than monsters.

  7. Why can’t we read and understand situations of individuals and the trials and tribulations they go through, especially through little fault of theirs, instead of walking them to the gallows and hastily putting the noose around their necks so as to hang them while we celebrate in jubilation? Something to think about.

  8. May God help and protect this pregnant child. A 17 year old is also a child. They both need help, he need rehabilitation instead of life in prison. Both family need prayers. I am very sorry, this is a serious matter.

  9. At seventeen I was in my final year at a higher
    institute of learning. Not once did I ever consider myself a child.
    This young man knew exactly what he was doing when he decided to interfere with the child.
    Why did he not seek someone of his age?
    He wanted that self exuberance of knowing he took her virginity.
    I have been around the block listening to young men his age and those that are much older gloat being the first.
    To those of you who constantly use the excuse that the young man is a child, I pose a simple question to young.
    At what age do young men graduate from St.. Mary’s college, VFSS, The Comprehensive College and soon thereafter take on a responsible job like a bank teller, junior supervisor, customs officer? EIGHTEEN!
    What he did is known as statutory rape. He knew it. I know it and most of you are in tots denial.
    Who knows there may be others involved form what I have gathered in the reports of what the young man said when he tried shifting the blame on the girl rather than taking responsibility for his Col blooded behavior. The report also indicated that he threatened her if she told anyone. How innocent of him. Yes he is indeed a child to have thought of threatening her after in order for her to keep silent. If true these heartless vagabonds could be even older.
    I understand let us take the path of least resistance in order to remain blameless and that method of thinking cleans us of our sins and barbaric acts.

  10. The 17 year old needs to go to jail…PERIOD. He is a predator. The little girl was obviously taken advantage of and holds zero blame here. As some other reader indicator she must have been living a nightmare before this pregnancy brought the situation to light. Those saying she made a mistake – you guys are ignorant. This was not a mistake made by her…she holds NO blame. Those to be blamed are the people that were supposed to protect her.

    If anyone else knew about this abuse and did nothing about it, they too should go to jail and given the same sentence as the 17 year old. And he is no child – once again he is a pedophile.

  11. In the second report published by this media the child reported that he threatened to harm her and her sister if they told anyone. So he knew exactly what he was doing but wanted to maintain it a secret.
    It also appears that he was using the odds of probability in his favor which backfired. He thought she could not get pregnant.
    So much so for him being an innocent victim, threatening two children with bodily harm if they reported his abuse of them.

  12. I will go off on a tangent to say. THE G SPOT is also a rapist, a potential one or fantasizes of commuting such crimes but on the comments made. Maybe you were self fulfilling your fantasies as your read or was responding to this piece of article.
    Pity the public knows very little of your identity as cowards like you constantly hide behind masks using pseudonyms.
    Maybe this site should demand proper identity and lists names but no additional info.
    That would cause animals like you to think twice before making such sub human remarks.
    Let us pray that you are not involved in a relationship as bells are ringing aloud of your personality and character.

  13. One cannot blame a 10 year old girl for this. It is apparent that true sex or biological sex was engaged in. This is an issue that is not talked about. When one uses a condom he is not really having sex in the biological sense although emotion is involved. Only when fluids are exchanged or transmitted , or skin touches skin, in my view, we can call this genuine sex.

    The 17 year old boy should take all the blame for this act of recklessness.

  14. concerned

    One option, the religious one, is for the boy to marry the girl, for the sake of the child. If they are big enough to have sex they can be parents.

  15. *** Reports are that a 17 year old boy is responsible for the girl’s pregnancy. ***

    An animal coming from animals.

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