Nov 06, 2017

90 north children sexually abused in 2017 Featured

Ninety children have been sexually abused in the northern province in the past nine months, ‘Mawbima’ quotes the Jaffna district officer of the probation and child protection authority as saying.

The officer has told a seminar for school principals on child protection that 30 children in Jaffna had been abused, followed by 27 in Kilinochchi, 17 in Vavuniya, nine in Mannar and seven in Mullaitivu.

Also, 27 children in the province had been threatened sexually, according to complaints received by the police.

The officer added that some incidents have gone unreported to police and other authorities due to threats and other reasons.