A court of justice of The Savior He issued an 18-year prison sentence against a man for raping his minor daughter, the Attorney General's Office (FGR) reported. The defendant was simply identified as Alexander N. who was also fined $ 300 in civil liability.

According to the information provided by the Salvadoran Prosecutor's Office, the violation occurred in July 2018 in a rural area of ​​the eastern municipality of Ciudad Dolores, where the victim lived with her aggressor. The Public Ministry added that the minor, who went to live with the now convicted after the death of her mother, "told an aunt what happened and denounced the fact."

Alarming figures

Official data from the National Civil Police (PNC) of the Central American country indicate that in the first half of 2019 they were 604 children and adolescents raped in their territory, compared to 646 computed in the same period of 2018. The figure is currently lower in 42 victims, representing a decrease of 6.5%.

The data indicate that the majority of victims of rape in both periods are children between zero and 14 years old. In 2018 they accounted for 70.1% of the cases, while between January and June 2019 they were more than 73%.

Minors

Victims of minor sexual offenses in El Salvador during the first half of 2019 totaled 1,910, of which 987 were children and 923 teenagers. The sexual violence faced by girls and adolescents in the country also generates suicide by forced pregnancy.

The United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa) asked last May for cases of pregnancy suicides, mainly following gang rapes. Unfpa published documents with stories of victims, among which is the case of "Sandra", a 15-year-old teenager who committed suicide in February by eating poison. The girl was raped for two and a half years by members of a gang in the area where she lived, in the department of Santa Ana (northwest), and was treated as a slave.

. (tagsToTranslate) Sexual abuse (t) El Salvador (t) Justice

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