ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Authorities not doing enough to tackle carnal abuse

Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ninety-four per cent of the 746 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll said that the authorities are not doing enough to tackle carnal abuse in Jamaica.

Since the start of the year, the church has been tainted with the growing sex scandals involving members of the clergy and minors. To date at least four clergymen have been arrested for alleged sexual dealings with minors.

Three, who are a part of the Moravian church, were charged with sexual offences committed against minors while a Pentecostal pastor was last week convicted and is awaiting sentencing in February.

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