Marigot:--- The mother and step father of 13 year old boy was transferred to Guadeloupe on Monday to face prosecution for constant child abuse. The transfer was done on the orders of Prosecutor Jacques Louvier.
A press release from the Gendarmerie states that the 13 year old boy (victim) approached the Gendarmerie on Saturday June 4th to file an official report against his mother and step father since he was a victim of constant abuse. The victim alleged that his parents would inflict injuries on him on a regular basis. On Saturday, the gendarmes saw signs of abuse on the child and they took him to the hospital where he was examined. Doctors at the emergency room of the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital delivered a medical certificate that has a 10-day sick leave on it. An investigation conducted by the Juvenile Department of the Gendarmerie showed that the parents have two other children ages four and nine all of whom were regularly beaten with belts or electric cables. The parents will be face charges of inflicting harm on minors under 15 years as well as two incidents of aggravated violence which was followed by the issuing of a sick leave note for the duration of more than eight days. The release did not state if the children were placed in protective custody of the state.