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Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi

There are cases of babies under one year old being raped in Trinidad and Tobago and there are also hundreds of alleged rapists walking around and not registered on a sexual offenders registry.

This is according to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, who provided statistics of the “very ugly” reality of T&T as he spoke on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at the Parliament sitting yesterday.

Al-Rawi lamented that there are victims waiting as much as 14-plus years for rape cases to be deliberated. The AG quoted statistics from the Children’s Authority child sexual abuse publication, from May 18, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

The age ranges of

sexual abuse are:

0-11 months - 0.4 per cent

1-3 years - 5.4 per cent

4-6 years - 11 per cent

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7-9 years - 12.6 per cent

10-13 years - 24.3 per cent

14-15 years - 25 per cent


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