High tolerance for child abuse in society –Ann Greene

Director of the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA) Ann Greene has said that there is high tolerance for the sexual abuse of children in the Guyanese society even as she lamented the recent acquittal of a stepfather who was accused of violating a little a girl and the hung jury in the Sade Stoby trial.

“It is something that you really should be outraged at but there is a high tolerance level when people could say that these children lie about being raped,” Greene told the Sunday Stabroek in a recent interview.

Greene, who revealed that for last year alone there were some 670 reports of sexual assault committed on children with 590 of them being committed on girls, said it should be understood that children do not lie about being sexually abused.

“I am telling you, I am saying to you that it is not in children’s DNA to lie about sex. They don’t lie about it… for the entire world you might get one per cent, a minute thing, they don’t lie,” the Head of the CC&PA emphatically said.

And so she finds it difficult when children are subjected to tough lines of questioning during court trials and then  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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