Brisbane Times reports:
A 12-year-old schoolgirl gave birth to her babysitter’s child, a court has heard. […] Matthew James Vernon, 29, of Ballarat East, had sex with the girl at least twice while babysitting at her home. […] The [child’s mother] said her daughter was also torn between wanting to be a mother and a child.
“(The baby) calls me mum, which hurts (my daughter). I know in my own heart that (she) is her mother, but at the moment I have to let her be a kid and not take all the role, but some of that role,” she said. […] The woman issued a warning to fellow parents who noticed family or friends acting strangely around children.
[…] “Just be wary of them. If they take a special interest in one person, particularly a girl, just be careful. Don’t let anybody else go through the hell we’ve been through,” she said. [ends]
We have to be indeed mindful of the incidence of child sexual abuse in our midst by the people that we most trust. We live a society which is so unsuspecting of sexual abuse of children by those who come into trust with the family and the children. Beware!
September 22, 2007 at 11:13 am
as always these type of violence and abuse are most of time kept secret within the family. we should let people here these sad stories and create awareness among.
September 21, 2007 at 11:51 pm
no its good to hear such stories..
September 21, 2007 at 11:42 pm
Please do concentrate to expose some more maldivian story’s. I know that there is plenty of that u could bring out.