NZ’s shocking level of child rape
Stop Demand Foundation, which calls for action to stop sexual violence against women and children, is calling on the incoming Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft to address, as a priority, New Zealand’s shameful litany of sex crimes being committed against children.
Its call follows the reporting, in just one day last week, of four cases spanning four regions: “Sex offender jailed for nine years for abuse of 11-year-old girl”, “Tearful apology by health practitioner for indecently assaulting daughter”, “Man admits to years of sexual offending against adopted daughter” and “CYF worker jailed for 22 years for sexual assaults”. There has unfortunately been a huge increase in sex crimes. However, there are different types of things that could be consider as sex crimes, particularly in different states. To find out more why don’t you check out the types of New Jersey Sex Offense Crimes for example.
Yesterday saw further reports, with the headlines: “Rape ‘became her reality’”, involving a stepfather upon his release from prison for previous child sex crimes, and “No new trial for sex offender”, a case of a teacher convicted of sex crimes against multiple boys.
Stop Demand’s founder Denise Ritchie says that many people, herself included, have had a “gutsful” of reading “way too many” accounts of children who lives have been irreparably shattered and ripped apart by the vile and selfish acts of sexual predators.