As Trinidad and Tobago struggles to come to terms with the brutal murders of Andrea Bharatt, Ashanti Riley and so many other women, one rape survivor is speaking out about her experience and how the criminal justice system is failing girls and women in Trinidad and Tobago. Rochelle Cummings was raped, strangled and left for dead in 2014 and her attacker is still walking the streets of Trinidad and Tobago. She told IzzSo media that this terrifies her and even after all this time her body and mind have not healed.
She says she feels angry and helpless and the system is failing women who don’t have a fighting chance in Trinidad and Tobago.
She believes that rapists should not get bail and many are committing rape and assaulting women girls and walking free to continue hurting people and families.