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Child abuse complaints jump to more than 32 per month

Santo Domingo.-The National District Office of the Prosecutor on Friday said there are 32 more complaints per month of abuse, neglect, illegal retention and transfer of children and adolescents thus far this year than in 2014.

The report by the Justice Ministry┬┤s Children, Youngsters and Family Unit notes that from 2012 through July this year, the Office received 903 cases of psychological abuse, 1,897 of physical abuse, 599 for lack of attention and 573 for retention and unlawful transfer.

Of the total percentages 56% of the victims are girls and 44% boys. Children ages 1 to 12 accounted for 40% of the victims.

The situation is also compounded by increasing executions of arrest warrants for failure to pay child support. Most of the accused in those crimes are people between 18 and 35.

National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso stated her concern and stressed the need to work to prevent child abuse and prevent it from continuing to jeopardize such a large and vulnerable population.

Source: DT

Sep 25, 2015

Category: DR News |

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