An 18 year old identified as Scott Atkins originally of Desruisseaux has been identified in a viral torture video circulating on social media.
In the video Atkins can be seen bound at the wrists in handcuffs, wearing what appeared to be a blood stain shirt and pleading for his life with two high powered automatic machine guns pointed at his face.
Atkins begs his relatives to pay a ransome in exchange for his life and freedom.
Scott Atkins reportedly left Saint Lucia in late January or early February 2017 and has been seen in Venezuela. It is unclear whether Atkins has any family ties or business links in Venezuela.
Atkins reportedly has not been back to Saint Lucia since and hadn’t been seen since the brutal torture video emerged.
The 18 year old calls out a name ‘Shawn’ in the video pleading for the individual to pay a cash ransom. Atkins complains of enduring daily beatings by his alleged captors.
Saint Lucia police are reportedly ‘aware’ of the Atkins torture tape.
No word on the physical condition of Atkins.