A troubling sex video circulating on social media is attracting the attention of police and the ire of Barbadians.
The 29-second clip shows a young male, believed to be in his early teens, engaging in fellatio with a much older man.
Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY he had not seen the video, but stressed that any social media posts that “involved some level of criminal connotations” would be investigated.
“We’ve said over and over again that things like this should not be circulated and, we have also explained that under the Computer Misuse Act there are certain materials that once you send over any form of social media, and you go and you engage and forward it, you are committing an offence, and we have asked persons to desist from that sort of activity.
“We have also made an appeal to anyone that has any type of information that could assist us with our investigations into any of these types of social media posts to come forward and provide some information for us to act on,” Cobbler said.
The video has been the source of outrage, with one person in a voice note circulating on WhatsApp decrying the act, while admonishing men for taking advantage of young boys.
“You see some of these men, these men does know . . . what happen to the lil boys. The lil boys does want nuff . . . brand name clothes and ting, right? And the big hardback men going encourage them too . . . they does be giving them the money and carrying them shopping and ting.”
In another note, the sender chronicled a similar story, describing how another young boy was “turned”.
“They got a lil boy bout here by me that [get] brek in like tha’ dey. A man that does work in town he do that to the boy. When the boy used to come up there he used to give the boy expensive clothes, big phone and ting and he [expletive] the boy. If you see how the boy does walk now? They does call he bad yams,” it said.
Efforts to reach the Child Care Board were unsuccessful up to the time of publication.