By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A POLICE officer is under investigation after a young woman alleged he videotaped her performing a sex act without her consent.
Officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle confirmed to The Tribune that the young lady came forward yesterday morning, after the alleged video went viral on social media.
“A young lady came to the office, we took a complaint and we are investigating,” Chief Supt Rolle said.
Several videos of the officer engaged in sexual acts with different women were shared on Facebook and Twitter this week. A video of several young women accusing the officer of secretly taping them having sex with him also went viral this week.
In the video, one of the alleged victims hit the officer several times until he started bleeding from his head.
Chief Supt Rolle would not say if the officer is still on active duty or how many alleged victims have come forward. It is also unclear who posted the videos online.
Last year, the Office of the Data Commissioner reminded the public that it is a criminal offence to access an individual’s personal information and disseminate it without proper authority.
The Data Commissioner’s Office noted, in a statement, an increase in activities where people are operating as rogue investigators and reporters, who seek popularity and celebrity status at the risk and expense of disintegrating society into one of chaos and disorder. Such behaviour is condemned, the statement said.
“The public should be further advised that once information is posted online it can be very difficult to retrieve that information,” the statement said. “Some information, if gotten into the hands of unscrupulous and irresponsible individuals could cause extreme distress and damage to an individual’s reputation.
“Therefore, online users should exercise extreme caution when posting information online. Members of the public are also encouraged to set their privacy settings to ensure that only persons who they would want to see or share their information are allowed to do so.”
People who feel that they have been subject to breaches of the Privacy of Personal Information Act are urged to make a complaint to the Data Protection Office at (242)-702-1552 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.