A forty-seven year old Saint Lucian woman has revealed that she almost became a victim of an alleged serial rapist who has been luring women with promises of employment at several local hotels.
The woman contacted St Lucia Times Thursday, shortly after we broke the story of a man in his thirties who has been using a female accomplice to help him perpetrate his criminal acts.
She later related her experience via WhatsApp.
The woman,who spoke to us on condition of anonymity and whom we will call ‘Sabrina’, said she received a telephone call from a woman claiming to represent an organisation that is offering jobs.
“She gave me information about myself because someone told her of my desperate need for a job – my name, location,last place of work and other relevant information, so I believed she was genuine” ‘Sabrina’ told St Lucia Times.
According to ‘Sabrina’ the woman asked her what kind of job she was interested in and informed her that only cleaning jobs were available.
She told St Lucia Times the woman promised to call back and did so on Monday.
‘Sabrina’ said the woman asked her to immediately attend an interview upstairs a named business place in Castries.
She recalled that because of where she lives, she told the woman it was not possible to travel to the destination on time.
‘Sabrina’ said the woman called back subsequently, advising her to report for the interview the following day and bring along other women who were interested in obtaining employment.
“She asked for information about other persons but I told her I will call them and give them the numbers,” ‘Sabrina ‘ stated.
She disclosed that in the evening after getting her chores done, she decided to message a few friends.
“One of them informed me that it was a prank. ‘They rob, rape, or if they can kill you – they will,'” ‘Sabrina’ asserted.
She told St Lucia Times that two of her friend’s cousins fell victim but were afraid to go to the police.
‘Sabrina’ said she notified a police officer.
She forwarded a message which she said was from the officer that read: ‘You seem to have a dam ass small mind to forward the number to friends. Gosh man, you should be arrested. Good night.’
Sources have told St Lucia Times that although the alleged serial rapist is from Soufriere, he operates from various locations.
Ironically, it has been reported that some time ago he was shot in the groin by law enforcement officials resulting in damage to his penis.
But it is reported that he underwent successful reconstructive surgery.
The man is said to be well known to law enforcement officials, his last alleged rape having occurred this week in a secluded house in Soufriere where he had managed to lure a woman who had been promised a cleaning and cooking job at a local hotel.