The matter was said to have occurred in St Mary where the cop came into contact allegedly with the victim repeatedly and unusual behavioural patterns on the part of the boy aroused suspicions by family members who after engaging the youth he explained his situation, investigations were launched and hence the matter in court.
Sadly anti gay groups seem numb or muted when it comes to these matters even when one of their own in terms of pastors or police or other persons who are in a position of trust sexually abusing persons in their care, reach or charge. The chrry picking is sad and only when it gets really bad as it has in recent weeks where children are murdered then we hear some hiccupped response late in the day.
Such cases once public sadly serve to be used as cannon fodder by said antigay voices mostly from religiosity to resist LGBT advocacy goals for protection and recognition claiming that changes in laws will allow unchecked paedophilia and abuse and that men will target boys as this case hints to. Paedophilia (worth repeating) is the designated disorder not homosexuality as deemed so by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, DSM the Bible for the psychiatric and psychological communities, also is the corresponding ICD (now in version 10) that defines the differences clearly.
There are various courses that can be employed to address such issues and challenges such as pharmacological interventions to reduce libido and sexual interest in pre-pubescent individuals which is the challenge here, the orientation of the perpetrator or victim is not important as we get caught up in who is who more so than addressing the deviant interest in kids.
Then there is isolation intervention as is practiced in Florida where a sex offenders residency exists and they are monitored via ankle bracelets linked to the global GPRS systems and restriction via court order does not allow said accused to be or go near schools, parks where children socialize or even the victim’s home within a designated number of feet or yards relative to them.
The numbers of abuse cases though is of deep concern only this morning a series of Ananda alerts were read out on radio with 6 girls and 1 boy making the list which suggests something is horribly wrong out there islandwide as it is not restricted to parish capitals or capital city Kingston.
Once again I want to recommend a book that has helped me an untrained layman in this department to understand the mind of offenders albeit it is an overseas publication but the circumstances are very much similar.
Nicholas Groth’s – The Psychology of the Offender