Thursday, June 16, 2005

HORROR IN SOUTH AFRICA: 1 MILLION RAPES PER YEAR!

From Mail & Guardian:
About 50 children per day are raped in South Africa as the country struggles with the legacy of apartheid, HIV/Aids and an influx of sexual material into a society which remains somewhat puritanical.

That is according to the official figures, which specialist groups say grossly underestimate the true scale of the phenomenon depicted in police reports.

Regular police reports recount girls as young as five being raped, sometimes by boys who are barely in their teens.

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But according to organisations such as Rape Crisis, the total of all rapes reported, more than 52 000 a year, is far from the real figure which they put at more than a million.

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"We have heard of seven-year-old boys who have attempted to sodomise other boys."

This is just shocking and sickening...