Gender Ministry wants rape perpetrators Varney Jarsey, Momolu Sirleaf rearrested

The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection is calling on the Ministry of Justice to re-arrest Student Leader Varney Jarsey and former Ministry of Health official Momolu Sirleaf to ensure the discharge of justice.

In a release, the Ministry said it is worried about the indirect release of the two alleged rape perpetrators.

Both Jarsey and Sirleaf were accused of raping minors and were serving a pretrial detention at the Monrovia Central person until their release.

MGCSP said it sees the release of alleged perpetrators as unjustifiable attempt and total disregard for the dispense of justice, while the victims continue to raise their voices in demand of justice.

The statement noted that the Ministry is concerned about the monitoring of the alleged perpetrators as their absence from the country could pose a serious setback to fight against the menace of rape and all forms of violence against women and children.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has said it takes seriously the allegation of sexual exploitation and abuse allegedly committed by Mr. Moseray Momoh, the Deputy Managing Director at the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation.

According to a release, the Gender Ministry said it has been in close contact with the victim providing counseling, protection, and routine follow up with the Liberia National Police and conducting a preliminary investigation.

The release further stated that the Gender Ministry expresses dismay over such alleged act committed by the Deputy Director of Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation and a formal complaint from the victim has been recorded.

Gender Ministry has at the same time condemned the act and all acts of sexual exploitation and abuse terming it as a human rights violation that should have no place in the society.

TheĀ  Ministry said it cannot allow the horrifying acts of a few to cause irreversible harm and discredit the effort of National Government and international rights groups who uphold the values enshrined in international protocols to protect women and girls from all forms of discrimination.

The Ministry has reaffirmed its continuous commitment in ensuring that allegation of sexual exploitation and abuse are investigated and if found guilty under the laws of the country be prosecuted.

By Ida Reeves

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