Between 2000 and 2013, more than 2,700 children reported being sexually abused in The Bahamas. The figure is nearly double the number of reported adult rape victims, and does not account for the many who were likely too afraid to report.
Topic: child abuse
Reports of child abuse grew by about 18 percent last year compared to 2012, according to statistics released by the Department of Social Services yesterday.
Police found 3-year-old Jeffrey King’s charred remains clinging to the family’s dog, which also died in the fire.
The abuse of children is destroying future generations. Harming children and the violation of their right to protection and care should not be condoned by the society.
U.S. officials are reportedly upset about the lack of action of Bahamian authorities regarding the molestation of an 11-year-old passenger by a cruise ship worker.
Edward Butler, a 61-year-old man accused of not only having sexual relations with a nine-year-old girl, but of taking photos of her while in the act, appeared in Supreme Court earlier this week for the opening of his trial.
Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Melanie S. Griffin, urged parents to pay closer attention to the sites their children are visiting online.
Government officials joined forces to bring attention to the vexing problem of child abuse by hosting a one-day education and awareness campaign in Rawson Square.
A fifty-year-old man has been accused of attempting to have sex with a 6-year-old boy.