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Education Minister focuses attention on sexual abuse in public schools

The Ministry of Education announced it has appointed a commission to study sexual abuse in public schools. The announcement came after a social science teacher was accused of molesting 13 children in a school in Salcedo.

Minister of Education Andres Navarro ordered the investigation of two more public schools and demanded that measures be taken to prevent future cases nationwide.

He instructed the legal affairs director of the Ministry, Juan Luis Bello, to assist the affected families in their legal cases against the child molesters.

Navarro said that thus far, two teachers have been accused of sexual abuses in public schools. “This has caused a great deal of concern for families with school-age children throughout the country, and the Ministry understands it is crucial to guarantee the security of children,” he said.

Likewise he expressed concern that in the communities cases of child abuse are not promptly reported and that the directors of the schools or regional education districts have not taken sufficient action to investigate and act upon any case where there is a suspicion of child abuse.

Navarro has ordered an in depth investigation into the case of the public school where a teacher has been accused of molesting 12 girls and a one boy. That teacher was ordered to serve a year in preventive custody.

Source: DR1, Hoy

Apr 29, 2017

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