Francis: Club women may have been victims

Attorney at Law, Mary Francis, has expressed concern that several foreign women arrested here recently at a strip club, could in effect be victims.

Francis told the Times that the matter raises issues of whether a form of human trafficking was involved in getting the women here and whether they were misled.

Asserting that she did not have the facts, the Human Rights Activist nevertheless wondered whether the work the women were supposed to have been doing here was legal.

All the women were charged with work permit violations.

A police constable, Alexander Jules, and a local woman were also charged along with the non-national females.

Francis told the Times that it was a good thing that the officer had been charged.

She said it showed that the hierarchy of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is serious about stamping out such activities.

“For the longest while rumors were abounding about this thing,” Francis declared.

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