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Associate Professor Stephen Holmes was a panelist for a July 26 segment on Observer Radio 91.1 FM about the issues of incest and sex with minors in the Caribbean country of Antigua. “It’s important for many outside of academe to know and understand that this type of vile behavior is not specific to their region or country,” he said. “It’s everywhere and it’s been this way for all time. Just in relatively recent history have we focused our attention and resources to stopping it. But cultural norms and values often slow progress to investigate and prosecute offenders.”