~ Parents of the victim informed one month after the incident, the Minister of Justice now investigating. ~
PHILIPSBURG: --- Information reaching SMN News states that a 14-year child who is a resident at the SJIS Home in Dutch Quarter has been molested and kept under the rug for over a month. Sources say that the victim was allegedly molested by an employee of the establishment.
SMN News further understands that the mother of the victim has moved to court since the child was removed from her custody by the courts and placed in an institution where she is molested and hidden from the parents.
According to the information provided to SMN News the parent of the minor was only informed one month after the alleged incident, while SJIB informed the Minister of Justice on July 27th, 2023, by email.
SMN News understands that SJIB already conducted an investigation into the case since SJIS is a government Foster Home that is managed by Phycologist Dr. Judith Arrindell.
In an invited comment Minister of Justice Anna Richardson said that she was partially informed of the incident and that she is busy gathering information on the incident, as such the Minister explained that she could not release any information on the case.