Traditional Norms Overshadow Rule of Law in Grand Cape Mount County

By Mark Rogers |

Flash Back: Some Liberian traditional leaders

GRAND CAPEMOUNT – Reports from Grand Cape County say traditional people have prevented the arrest of a classroom teacher who allegedly raped and impregnated a thirteen year old minor.

According to ELBC’s Cape Mount County Correspondent, Mark Rogers, the incident occurred last October in Camp Three, Tewor District.

He further said the alleged rapist was seen in the area but has since gone into hiding for fear of being arrested.

Correspondent, Rogers who also said the father of the man is a top traditional member in the community along with others, expressed unwillingness to turn over the man to the police for investigation.

Meanwhile, the Minor is appealing to government and humanitarian organizations to assist her cater to the baby.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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