rape, larceny etc are among criminal phenomena that send the blood of Choiseulians
boiling! And this was just the case last week, when the Police detained a young
man for questioning for the alleged rape an 8 year girl.
mother of the victim who is from Mongouge told the POWERHOUSE that the child
was spending time with the father in Dacretin when it was observed that she was
bleeding. She was taken to the hospital and doctors confirmed that she was in
mother also told me she was angry and disappointed that the perpetrator was at
large, even when, she claimed, that he was positively identified by the victim.
However, a source close to the police explained that with the lack of an
eyewitness and/or circumstantial/forensic evidence, they were proceeding
legally by having the child identify the accused in a line-up.
man from a nearby Area is helping the police in their investigations.
young man who is well-known to the community and who is also believed to be mentally
challenged is alleged to be behaving very “strangely”, claiming that he does
not know anything about the rape.
investigations are ongoing!
STATISTICS ABOUT CHILD ABUSE:
effects of child sexual abuse can include depression, post-traumatic stress
disorder, anxiety, propensity to further victimization in adulthood, and
physical injury to the child, among other problems. Sexual abuse by a family
member is a form of incest, and can result in more serious and long-term
psychological trauma, especially in the case of parental incest.
global prevalence of child sexual abuse has been estimated at 19.7% for females
and 7.9% for males, Using the available data, the highest prevalence rate of
child sexual abuse was found in Africa (34.4%), primarily because of high rates
in South Africa; Europe showed the lowest prevalence rate (9.2%); America and
Asia had prevalence rates between 10.1% and 23.9%. In North America, approximately
15% to 25% of women and 5% to 15% of men were sexually abused when they were
sexual abuse offenders are acquainted with their victims; approximately 30% are
relatives of the child, most often brothers, fathers, uncles or cousins; around
60% are other acquaintances such as 'friends' of the family, babysitters, or
neighbors; strangers are the offenders in approximately 10% of child sexual
abuse cases. Most child sexual abuse is committed by men; studies show that
women commit 14% to 40% of offenses reported against boys and 6% of offenses
reported against girls. Most offenders who sexually abuse pre-pubescent
children are pedophiles". (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
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