Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

IJM Working Frantically to Keep Rape Victim Safe from Rapist's Threats

This Christmas, we're celebrating because Clarisa* is safe.

One of 9 children, Clarisa has a mental disability, and lives in extreme poverty in a very dangerous part of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Clarisa shared with IJM that she was raped and then sold by her abuser to another man, who raped her again.

Both suspects threatened to hurt Clarisa or her family if she dared to tell anyone. But Clarisa bravely spoke up. 
After an investigation, both men were arrested.

However, we believe these two men pose a threat to Clarisa and her family. We worked with the local prosecutor to build a strong case requesting the two men stay in jail until their trial.

While reviewing the final documents for the case, our team and the prosecutor noticed a clerical error that could derail the entire case and allow the suspects to walk free.

They worked quickly to get the small typo—with big implications—fixed.

The morning of the hearing, the mistake was fixed and the court granted the request to keep the suspects in jail while the investigation continues.
Clarisa and her family are safe.

This is one of IJM’s first cases in the Dominican Republic. We will continue to work with the local prosecutor to present a case that brings Clarisa the justice she deserves.

IJM - International Justice Mission