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Friday, 10 March 2017 00:44

Another day, another journey

It wasn't an easy trip: a bus ride, a motorbike taxi, a short trek....we were still able to reach Miss T. A child of 13 years old, porcelain features with a slight developmental delay that had recently become victim of sexual easy target to the predators of her neighborhood.

Taking advantage of her innocence and delayed development, boys of the neighborhood groomed her, eventually abusing her over the course of a year, right in her abuser's kitchen. Even worse, there were times during her abuse when family members of the abuser witnessed the whole barbaric act, and instead of stepping in to prevent it and reprimanding the abuser, would instead threaten that if she spoke of it, they would come and beat her up. Scared, she remained quiet of her abuse, keeping it a sordid secret from even her parents.

Hoping OBV -VN can organize another seminar, to give the communities in need the right information to curb the prevalence of these assults on innocent children.

OBV Vietnam

June 2016

Translated by Jacqueline Huynh.  The original version in Vietnamese entitled "Thêm Một Chuyến Đi"

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