Stories like this make me feel sick to the core, angry and despair.
Several cases of babies being sexually abused and contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have come to the attention of a Tauranga-based support service.
Last year 153 children aged 15 and under were referred to Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Service for sexual abuse in the Bay. Of those, 69 were aged 8 or under.
Bay of Plenty Sexual Assault Support Service general manager Kylie McKee told theBay of Plenty Times Weekend sexual abuse was getting worse in the Bay and the types of crimes were “incredibly violent”. The service had seen multiple cases of babies with STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia from sexual assault in the past 12 months.
How do you even deal with that as a doctor? ¬†Somewhere between crying and wanting to beat someone to death I suspect. ¬† Read more »