Cops to probe if... 11-y-o girl lives in fowl coop

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May 26, 2016

Cops to probe if ...

The St Catherine police have promised to launch a probe into claims that an 11-year-old girl in the parish is being forced to sleep in a chicken coop by her guardians.

"This is no joking matter. Whenever the woman and her boyfriend have a disagreement, the child cannot sleep inside the house. It is a wicked act," a resident told THE STAR.

THE STAR has been told that many residents within the community, which is situated near Spanish Town, have decided to remain silent on the matter for fear of reprisal.

"The community is crying quietly about the problem. It needs to be addressed by the authorities," another resident said.

THE STAR has been told that a report was made to a state agency and an investigation was under way.

Meanwhile, the Spanish Town police said it has not received any formal report on the matter, but a probe will be conducted.

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