A Manchester mother who allegedly failed to report the repeated sexual abuse of her 11-year-old daughter, has been charged by the police.
The woman who now faces a fine of up to $500,000 and prison time of up to six months, was charged for the offence of failing to report a child in need for care and protection following investigations by the Mandeville police.
Reports are that the reported abuser, who is said to be the complainant’s stepbrother, had sexual intercourse with the child on several occasions, along with several other sexual activities.
The complainant is said to have reported the abuse to her mother, who allegedly failed to make a report to the police.
The incident has led to the head of the Centre for the investigation of Sexual Offences (CISOCA) to appeal for persons who may have information on the matter to come forward.
A date for the mother’s appearance in court is being finalised by the police.