By Monique Washington
Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are currently searching for a female who would have given birth to a fetus, found discarded in Rawlins Village, Nevis.
On Sunday the police were alerted of a discovery of a fetus in the area of 16 Acres in Rawlins Village, Nevis. The fetus was examined by Dr. Chandy Jacobs, a District Medical Officer and was determined to be that of a male, about ten (10) to twelve (12) weeks in development.
Nevispages contacted Assistant Commissioner of Police Terrance James who said that Criminal Investigation Unit on Nevis is currently doing investigations and if the mother is found charges may be laid
“They are investigating who would have delivered a fetus in someone’s yard,” ACP James said.
According the St Christopher and Nevis Chapter 9.11 infant life (Preservation) Act
Punishment for child destruction 2(1) “subject as in this section provided, an person who, with intent to destroy the life of a child capable of being born alive, by any wilful act causes a child to die before it has an existence independent of its mother, commits a felony, to wit, of child destruction, and shall be liable, on conviction, on indictment, to imprisonment for life with or without hard labor.”
ACP James said that he cannot recall anything like that happening in recent times and said the last time such events would have occurred would have been in the 1980s.