VP Taylor Denounces Sexual Violence against Women -Identifies With Victim in Sinoe

Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has denounced the inhumane treatment meted out against a female, Miss Patience Teah whose genital was severely damaged by her spouse, Joe M. Winnie, using caustic super glue in Sinoe County, called for the speedy trial of the perpetrator and has reached out to the victim through the management of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL).

The intervention from VP Taylor followed recent media reports quoting Sinoe County Gender Coordinator Julie Teteh on the appalling condition of the woman currently being hospitalized at the F J Grant Hospital in Sinoe County.

The Vice President immediately communicated with the Management of Golden Verolum. The latter then informed her that Doctors at the Hospital are equipped to handle the woman’s current health condition but said that the process would require additional medical attention which is now being provided.

The attack on the victim occurred on October 15, 2021, in a gold mining area called Money Camp in the Jladae Statutory District #2 area.

The incident is said to have followed a quarrel over sex. The alleged perpetrator Joe M. Winnie, 30, is said to have grown furious after Patience Teah, 22, denied him sex because she was exhausted and needed some rest.

The Liberian first female Vice President, who is currently out of the country at a women’s empowerment summit in Russia has meanwhile condemned the act, calling for the speedy trial of the perpetrator.

She therefore thanked the management of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) for swiftly responding to call and making interventions to assure that the victim will receive the needed care to have her recover very soon.

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