Victim of alleged abuse flown to US

Victim of alleged abuse flown to US

The seventy year old victim of alleged abuse by a caretaker was flown to the United States today, January 23, 2016 for medical treatment.

Relatives of the alleged victim, Virginia Raveneau, told the Times that she left her aboard an American Airlines flight at 3:20 PM.

The relatives claim that Raveneau  reported suffering constant abuse at the hands of a female caretaker who is in her forties and is apparently also a relative.

According to them, the abuse included gross neglect.

They said Raveneau fell and fractured her hip in October, 2015, but was never given medical attention.

The abuse is reported to have been discovered when Raveneau’s sister visited recently from New York.

It is suspected that the abuse started some time in 2014.

A complaint has been filed with the Police.

However as a result of the absence of the alleged victim from Saint Lucia, Police have said that they cannot prosecute the alleged abuser since there is no virtual complainant.

However relatives of the alleged victim have told the Times that they want to see Raveneau’s caretaker in jail, and are examining their legal options.

One relative accused the caretaker of attempting to obtain Raveneau’s property by getting her to sign legal documents.




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  1. Anonymous
    January 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm Reply

    I was told that this type of abuse has been happening in St. Lucia for quite some time. It has to stop. There should be some type of elderly abuse prevention program that promotes services to protect elders from abuse of all forms; physical, emotional, financial and more. Seeing my mother in this condition, thinking that she was in good hands by this person who I have been talking to constantly by phone, and sending her money, that was devastating. My mother is presently in a hospital getting the care that she needs; it’s a real shame that this has happened to my mother and I wish this kind of elderly abuse never happens to another individual.

    Octavia Raveneau-Smith

  2. Anonymous
    January 25, 2016 at 11:39 am Reply

    This woman has a heart of stone. I wonder. Doesn’t she have daughters of her own and a mother. Oh my God lay your healing hands on Miss. Raveneau. Speedily recovery mam

  3. Anonymous
    January 26, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply

    Outrageous. It seems Miss Raveneau’s abuser was trying to kill her slowly to gain possession of her home & belongings. There is evidence that Miss Raveneau children were sending US currency monthly for the up keep of their mother. Unfortunately, they were scammed by this woman in Piaye. She was deported from Canada a few years back. Miss Raveneau may have made arrangements to surrender her worldly possessions to her caregiver upon her natural death. It seems that Miss Raveneau was not dying fast enough, so the caregiver attempted to speed up the process.

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