Zandoli urges government to probe child abuse

Press Release:-Cary, North Carolina, March 7, 2017– Executive Director to Caribbean Committee against Sex Crimes, and CEO of Zandoli International Foundation, Camille St. Omer is calling on the authorities in Saint Lucia to investigate child molestation and sexual abuse on the island.

The recent circulation of a video including underage children engaging in violation of other children is a reminder of the decay in the moral fabric of society.

Deeply troubled by the unsettling news of the exploitation of minors in heinous ways, the organization hopes that crimes perpetrated against children will receive the fullest support of the justice system even in instances where victims lack financial or legal support.

A major concern of CCASC are communities where child abuse is rampant and the incomes of families fall below the median for that district, crimes against minors go beyond the socially acceptable time frame. CCASC believes that these lower income demographics require immediate and free support by organizations on the island.

CCASC is prepared to share its programs of social development to minimize child sexual abuse and distribution of free education materials to families and school children.

Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes is an organization with stakeholders and partner organizations throughout CARICOM and the world comprised of over 35+ groups advocating for child molestation prevention.

CCASC hosted the US Department of Justice SMART office in a November 2016 meeting to determine best practices and viable options regarding CCASC and Zandoli’s advocacy for the establishment of a regional sex offender’s registry.


  1. Anonymous
    March 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    A sex registry will not prevent abuse. All it may do, and I say”may” , is that it can put some people to shame and cause them to be denied certain jobs, especially jobs involving children. But given the kind of mentality we see being manifested these days, this will be no big thing for many of the offenders. Just check how many repeat offenders there are in our prison, whatever the crime. Furthermore, a child sex offender who has been convicted will automatically be on the books of the Criminal Department and will have a police record that will disqualify him or her from gaining certain employment. I wonder, too, if we should not have registry for rape, housebreaking, murder, etc. Why only one for sex offenders?

  2. Anonymous
    March 7, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    How is a sex offenders Registry different from the system employed by the Criminal Records Office? And will there be public access to such a Registry? If so, is it only the sex offender we should be on our guard for? How about the convicted murderer? It seems that once the convicted murderer has paid his or her price to society, the matter is closed, but the convicted sex offender remains a criminal for life. Is this fair?

  3. Varb
    March 7, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Camille seeking to be relevant. This very person was defending Ubaldus and I am supposed to take you seriously? Girl go so >>>>>>>>