PNM Tobago distances itself from alleged paedophile

Chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council Stanford Callender is distancing the party from the actions of a youth activist's accused of sexting a 15-year-old boy.

On Wednesday morning, Tobago woke to the news that the activist, who works with youths in the Tobago House of Assembly(THA) and appears on some of the party's political platforms, sent WhatsApp messages to the underage child, soliciting oral sex.

 Responding to a question on the party's policy regarding the matter, at the Council's monthly meeting on Thursday at its Scarborough headquarters on Robinson Street, Callender said, "The PNM will not be drawn into this present issue at all. I am struggling to find out what does that have to do with the PNM."

"If someone has broken the law then let the law take its course. ..the PNM is an organisation made up of people so if someone in the party has broken the law then let the law take its course," he added.

He said the only information the party has of the incident is what it read in the media. "We are hearing like everybody else what the situation is and we await justice to be done where it needs to be done," Callender said. 

- by Camille Mceachnie

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