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North Colombia mayor arrested on child sex abuse charges

North Colombia mayor arrested on child sex abuse charges

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The mayor of Taraza, a town in northern Colombia, has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a child under 14 while in office, newspaper El Colombiano reported on Monday.

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Colombia’s neo-paramilitary groups ‘kidnapping girls to use as sex slaves’

Colombia’s neo-paramilitary groups ‘kidnapping girls to use as sex slaves’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

After Marxist rebel group FARC vowed to ban the recruitment of minors, Colombia’s authorities are looking into neo-paramilitary groups that are accused of kidnapping girls to submit them as sex  Full Article »

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While US Army chases possible urban myth, other Colombia sex crime charges are ignored

While US Army chases possible urban myth, other Colombia sex crime charges are ignored

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The scholar who accused the US army of sexually abusing 53 girls in central Colombia has admitted to having no evidence to substantiate his claim. Meanwhile, other allegations of sex  Full Article »

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86% of Colombia’s sexual forensics carried out on minors: UNICEF

86% of Colombia’s sexual forensics carried out on minors: UNICEF

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Some 86% of forensic examinations associated with sex crimes in Colombia are carried out on minors, according to UNICEF.

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Father accused of sexually abusing 11 daughters, having children with 3

Father accused of sexually abusing 11 daughters, having children with 3

posted by Matthew Dancis

A man from the central Colombia has been arrested for sexually abusing his 11 daughters, three of whom now have children by him as a result, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office.

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Who commits most sex crimes in Colombia’s armed conflict?

Who commits most sex crimes in Colombia’s armed conflict?

posted by Julia Guggenheim and Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The US Army is investigating alleged sex crimes by soldiers and defense contractors, but they only make up a tiny percentage of Colombia’s overall sexual statistics within the conflict. The majority of  Full Article »

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US army to investigate Colombia child rape allegations

US army to investigate Colombia child rape allegations

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The United States army has said it will investigate mass sexual abuse allegedly carried out by members of the US military and employees of defense contractor Dyncorp in Colombia, reported USA Today.

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More than half of Colombia officials think domestic violence ‘should be solved in privacy’

More than half of Colombia officials think domestic violence ‘should be solved in privacy’

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

The majority of Colombia’s government officials believe that spousal abuse “should be solved in privacy” rather than by judicial authorities, a recent study showed.

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Colombia prosecutors investigating 29 religious leaders over child sexual abuse

Colombia prosecutors investigating 29 religious leaders over child sexual abuse

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office said Saturday that it has opened criminal investigations against 29 religious leaders who are accused of sexually abusing children under 14.

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Child prostitution busts in Colombia might land 50 US citizens in jail

Child prostitution busts in Colombia might land 50 US citizens in jail

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Recent operations in Colombia that resulted in the arrest of dozens of alleged sex traffickers might land dozens of US citizens suspected of having sex with minors, US authorities told  Full Article »