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.”

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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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