Child raped 3 times within two months

October 30, 2019

HURFOM: According to the organization Mitta Zone Zee, a 13-year-old girl from Htan Pin Chaung village, Paung Township in Mon State was raped in three separate incidents within two months.

The child was raped by a 31-year-old man while she tended to grazing cattle in Tha Pyay Gone village in September of this year. She was raped again by a 51-year-old man from Htan Pin Chaung in the last week of September while she slept in a hut on the farm. She was raped a third time by her 42-year-old stepfather in the second week of October while they were fishing on the farm.

The neighbors were suspicious about the relationship between the girl and her stepfather so they asked the girl. As the girl revealed the truth, they contacted our organization and reported the incidents to the Ward Administrator and the Police. After that, the girl had a medical check-up at the Mawlamyine General Hospital,” said Daw Thi Thi Nwe, the Chair of the Mitta Zone Zee, a Mawlamyine based organization that supports vulnerable women and children. 

The child has been removed from the home.

On October 27, three men were arrested and each was charged with the criminal act #376 – punishment for rape. Separate charges specifically #363 – punishment for kidnapping were also applied by the Paung Police Station.

The victims of current child rape cases range in age  from 2 to 13 years old. 80% of child rapists are persons familiar with their victims,” said Lawmaker Daw Khine Khine Lei, Chair of the Mon State Parliament Woman and Child Rights Committee.

According to the Mon State Police Force, there were 61 reported rape cases in 2017 and 80 cases in 2018. Between January to June, 2019, there have been approximately 21 reported child rape cases in Mon State.

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