The Community Relations Branch, (CRB), of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force,(RSLPF), has issued a warning to young people to be aware of the long-term consequences of shooting raunchy photos or videos of themselves.
Corporal Ted King of the CRB made it clear that the age of sexual consent in Saint Lucia is sixteen years old.
King also noted that in many instances when relationships turn sour, vengeful individuals who get hold of such photos and videos post them on the internet with devastating consequences for the persons involved.
He disclosed that the CRB has been trying to educate young people at various schools on the Island about such matters, and said that while parents have a responsibility to monitor the activities of their minor children, the children also have a responsibility to act wisely.
“The sexual videos they are posting can really damage their reputation and hamper them in terms of their future, especially when they apply for employment or to attend a University,” King told the Times.
He spoke against the backdrop of reports that a boy and a girl from the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, (CCSS), were recorded having sex, and the video recording posted on the internet.
The Times understands that the video was recorded a few years ago away from the CCSS when the female was in Form 2 and the boy was in Form 4, and maliciously posted on the internet unknown to the individuals in the recording.
The boy has since graduated and according to reports is currently attending Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
The Times has been reliably informed that all students are often lectured on the consequences of indecent, illegal and illicit activities, and are also warned to desist from misusing technology.
Just last week the President of the Caribbean Mentorship Institute, (CMI), Felicia Browne, called for cyber legislation to protect the rights of young people and children, and urged a halt to the sharing of posts that violate the rights of others.