TTPS warns that child sexual abuse must be reported

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    Parents, guardians or caregivers who withhold information relating to the sexual abuse of their children can be charged under the law.

    They can also be charged if they prevent a child from making a report.

    This warning came today from Acting Superintendent, Claire Guy Alleyne, Head of the Special Victims Department in the TTPS.

    Ms Guy-Alleyne says officers attached to the Department have been trained to handle a range of sensitive cases.

    She also urged parents and guardians to be aware of their children’s internet activity, since they may be targeted by online predators.

    Parents and guardians are also urged to know the whereabouts of their children and who they are socializing with, in order to ensure their safety.