There will be no prosecution for now of the alleged abuser of an elderly woman, Saint Lucia Police have said.
Assistant Superintendent Luke Jn Pierre of the Soufriere Police station explained to the Times that because there would be no virtual complainant, the case cannot proceed.
Jn Pierre disclosed that the alleged victim, seventy year old Virginia Raveneau, is being taken to the United States for medical care.
Raveneau is scheduled to leave tomorrow, Saturday January 23, 2016, with her daughter.
The daughter, Susan Raveneau, initially made a report of the alleged abuse to the Soufriere Police station on behalf of her mother.
The daughter was later referred to the Laborie Police station which has jurisdiction for the area where the alleged incidents occurred, the Times was informed.
The alleged abuse was committed over a period of time by a female caretaker, said to be in her forties.
ASP Jn Pierre explained that the abuse of an elderly person is a criminal offence which the police can investigate.
He said if there is the necessary evidence to sustain a charge, the perpetrator would be taken before the court.