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Jamaica: Boy whose penis was cut off a victim of taunts, stigma

The family of a then six-year-old boy who was chopped multiple times and whose penis was dismembered by a teen in August 2019 is appealing for emotional help and protection from the taunts of residents that are pushing the victim over the edge.

The relatives have also criticised the sentence of the convict as too short and have charged that they have been robbed of true justice.

The then 16-year-old, who was arrested and charged for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, was on Wednesday sentenced to three years and seven months in prison after pleading guilty in court.

The offender, now 17 years old, is to stay at a juvenile correctional centre until he reaches 18 when he will be sent to an adult correctional facility.

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