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Cops question mom accused of pimping out daughter
The woman at the centre of a child prostitution ring, accused of pimping out her own daughter as a sex slave, has been questioned by police.
However, even though she confessed in a viral video to forcing girls into the sex trade so that she could collect and send money to her boyfriend who is in jail, the police released her without any charges, relatives said yesterday.
A source said the mother has been staying at a house in Morvant and has been boasting that the police could not touch her.
Her own family said they were concerned that the police were not taking the matter seriously, possibly because they too had paid the mother to have sex with under-aged girls.
A source said the teenager was frequently raped in front of her mother who collected $500 for each round of sex.
“We know the child is not lying but the police thinks she is. We want the Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams to look into this matter and investigate why the police have not arrested and charged this woman,” the source said.
On the day the video was filmed, the child fled Morvant after being raped by three men on separate occasions.
“The mother collected $1,500 and sent the child to bathe. She was bleeding. Her panties and clothes had blood stains when she came. She was crying and shaking. The police need to lock up that disgusting mother and throw away the key,” the source said.
A close relative said the mother also grew up in a children’s home and worked as a prostitute.
She has several children all of whom she gave away, the relative added.
Nekisha Byron aka Delilah who was mentioned in the video denied being involved in the video. She said the plight of the 13-year-old girl was one of many.
“Many more children are hiding secrets and they want to come out and speak about what is going on with them,” Byron said. She added that her home is always open to people needing assistance. She also said the mother and several others had accused of shooting the video but denied this, saying she is currently in Tobago.
The Children’s Authority has warned that under the Children Act 2012, “anyone who causes or encourages the prostitution of or sexual penetration of a child commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life.” The Children’s Authority yesterday asked members of the public to assist in providing details of the matter by calling 800-2014. All calls are confidential and can be made anonymously.”
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