A Bill for an act to amend the country's Sexual Offences Act has been passed before Parliament.
The Bill was introduced last week by Minister for Justice, Immigration & National Security Rayburn Blackmoore and following debate by parliamentarians was passed Monday.
In December 2015, Legal Advisor, Ray Harris, was assigned Head of the Law Review Committee to update the laws related to sexual offences in Dominica.
Harris chaired the committee which comprised of the Director of Public Prosecution, the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, a State Attorney and a Police Inspector.
The recommendations were formulated in consultation with key stakeholders and non-government organizations.
Meantime, Attorney General Levi Peter has described as disturbing statements made by Opposition Senator, Isaac Baptiste, which suggested the scourge of sexual abuse on island is as a result of poverty.
The Opposition Senator Baptiste made his contribution to the house when it resumed Monday afternoon.
Opposition Senator Isaac Baptiste
The Attorney General called the suggestion disturbing.
Attorney General Levi Peter
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