Jamaica: Rape cases are now becoming more frequent in the island of Jamaica; one more incident has been reported where a Westmoreland businessman has been charged with three different charges of rape following several incidents between November and December 2020, where he reportedly assaulted a teenage girl.
The name of the businessman charged is 55-year-old Milton Madison.
Lawmen stated that on three occasions, the teenager reportedly went to use the restroom at Madison’s business place, where he held her down and had sexual intercourse with her against her wish.
The Police authorities detained madison on Monday, September 20, 2021, and three warrants were executed on him. The Police officials have stated that his court date is being finalised.
An individual who commits the offence of rape might be imprisoned for the whole life but the minimum sentence that this person can receive is imprisonment for fifteen years.
The number of violent killings wherein – rape, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and or gender based violence are at the core in the Caribbean island of Jamaica.
Jamaica rape rate was at level of – 21.3 cases per – 100,000 population in the year of 2015, that is down from the – 25.3 cases per 100,000 population previous year, this is a change of 15.52 per cent.
Jamaica is one of the usual violent nations in the Caribbean region. In the year 2020, there were approximately 46.5 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in the island nation, the highest homicide rate in – Latin America and the Caribbean that year. However, the homicide rate had improved compared to the year 2019, when 47.4 homicides were registered per 100,000 population.
The crime rate declined in 2018 after the year 2017 and then again rose in the following year and till now is still getting high.