Special Envoy for Women and Children address Area Representative’s charges for sexual assault of minors

In light of the grave allegations made against Orange Walk East Area Representative, Dr. Tulio Mendez, the  Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, issued a statement in which she urges “all persons involved to ensure that this highly sensitive issue is handled with the best interests of the affected children as the priority.”

The release also says that “ This is an opportunity to rise above political lines and raise awareness on a serious issue that vlcsnap-2015-02-10-11h15m04s157continues to be seen as taboo.”

The release ends by saying that parents and guardians are encouraged to ensure that the well-being, safety and protection of their children are paramount. and to always take action when incidents of abuse are reported to them, regardless of how trusted the accused offender may be.

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