UPDATE: Police, CCB investigating video of young girl tied with rope
A screen grab from one of the videos
[Update: 5:00 pm, Monday, March 11, 2019]
The Child Care Board confirms it is investigating the matter.
According to a press release from the Barbados Government Information Service this evening, a member of the public made a report to the Police yesterday.
And today, Director of the Child Care Board, Joan Crawford, said the Police contacted that agency this morning, Monday, March 11, 2019, and provided it with information. The Board is now carrying out its own investigations.
Young girl's cries of pain heard
[Original story: 1:03 pm, Monday, March 11, 2019]
A 12-year-old girl's cries of pain as she was dragged by ropes around her chest, hands and legs by two adult women did not fall on deaf ears.
The videos, which were shared on social media yesterday, Sunday, March 10, 2019, and then spread like wildfire via WhatsApp, caught the attention of the authorities.
Police spokesperson, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Loop News that the video and incident were reported to them at the Hastings Police station by the Child Care Board, which is also aware of the case.
The incident allegedly occurred in Dayrell's Road. In one video, the lady who was at the top of the steps as the other two fought to drag the bound little girl upstairs came down to the woman filming with her cell phone to say that the little girl had a devil. She also spoke of a priest being present. Besides the three women and the little girl who was crying, a lad at the bottom of the stairs confirmed that it was his sister who was tied up in the second video. The videos were around 30-seconds in length.
Inniss said that investigations into the matter are continuing.
This is the second video in recent times that has lead to investigations being conducted by the Royal Barbados Police Force and Loop understands the Child Care Board as well, to determine the health and safety of the minors involved in the videos.