Saint Lucia’s representative for the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, CAFRA, Flavia Cherry, wants life imprisonment for rapists, plus a system by which they would be publicly identified.
“I think there should be a mandatory life sentence because this is the most dehumanizing experience that any person can go through, and you just have absolutely no idea what these perpetrators could be carrying, so that life sentence would say to others – ‘don’t even think about it’,” Cherry asserted.
According to the CAFRA Representative, she sees absolutely no reason why rapists should not have their identity made public.
“They need to be named and shamed,” Cherry declared, adding that she strongly believes there should be a database of persons who are found guilty of lesser crimes such as sexual harassment, since such behavior often leads to sex crimes.
In addition, she told the Times that the Police need to be more effective in investigating and solving sex crimes.
“It is unacceptable that so many of those crimes go unsolved and unpunished,” Cherry lamented, while calling for a speedier resolution of cases of rape.
She told the Times that when cases drag on in court, they cause a level of frustration and pain for those who have already been violated.