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Mandatory registration recommended for sex offenders relocating to Jamaica

[jamaicaobserver.com – 10/3/19]
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A parliamentary committee has recommended that it should be made mandatory for sex offenders who have relocated or returned to the island to register in the Sex Offender Registry in Jamaica.

Failure to register will constitute an offence, which may be punishable by imprisonment.

Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, made the disclosure as he opened debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, on the Report of the Joint Select Committee appointed to complete the review of the Sexual Offences Act, the Offences against the Person Act, The Domestic Violence Act and the Child Care and Protection Act.

Emphasis was placed on the offences and punishment under these pieces of legislation with regard to murder of pregnant women; assault and sexual offences against women, children and the elderly; and such other violent crimes against women, children, the disabled and the elderly as may be deemed necessary for the review.

Chuck said the committee decided against making any recommendations to change the laws relating to forced anal penetration for fear of inadvertently repealing the offence of buggery.zxc

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  1. Anonymous

    “They” know the truth about recidivism. . and that those convicted of a previous sex crime (whether there is a registry or not), are very unlikely the ones committing new or future sex crimes (unlike those convicted of domestic beatings or drug pushers etc….) so the question is.. why this new rule??$$$ Maybe “The Registry Department” is a “job mill” for politicians friends and family.. just like here in the United States.

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