Child Abuse in Brazilian Prison

Very upsetting story from the New York Times about a 15-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of petty theft in northeastern Brazil. The girl was illegally placed among thirty-four male inmates who “treated her as their plaything, raping and torturing her repeatedly” for nearly a month. “The police in the jail did more than turn their backs on the violence,” the Times reports. “They shaved her head with a knife to make her look more like a boy, investigators said, and now are blaming her for lying about her age.”


One response to “Child Abuse in Brazilian Prison

  1. Given that 15 yr old Brazilian girls look older than they are, theres no reason to place a female in a crowded male prison and no excuse for what they did to her. Sad story

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