A senior police officer has addressed calls for the sex offenders’ registry to be made public.
Over the past few days, citizens have been urging authorities to name known offenders with the belief that this would keep other citizens safe.
Speaking at the TTPS weekly media briefing, Acting Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne of the Gender-Based Violence Unit noted that a website for the registry is live, but that no names have been added yet.
She said it is up to a judge to have a person’s name added and only after a guilty verdict in court.
Meanwhile, Deputy Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob said, even if the court does not order someone to be placed on the registry, the TTPS is aware of all persons charged with sex crimes.