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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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Child Sexual Abuse Has Become An Epidemic, Says Delhi High Court

India is starting to 'get it'


Terming child sexual abuse as an "epidemic", Delhi High Court has said that not only parents, but even trial courts dealing with such cases, should create an atmosphere where the victims can depose truthfully against "sexual perpetrators".

"Children who have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of the sexual perpetrators do not only suffer from physical pain but are also subjected to mental and emotional trauma. The results of child sex abuse are severe and far reaching," Justice P S Teji said.

"Child sexual abuse is one of the most pervasive social problems faced by our society. Its impact is profound because of the sheer frequency with which it occurs and because of the trauma brought to the lives of the children who have experienced this crime. Child sexual abuse is an epidemic," the court observed.

The judge's observations came as he dismissed a plea of an accused who sought quashing of an FIR lodged against him by a 12-year-old boy whom he had allegedly sexually abused three years ago.

Refusing to quash the FIR, the court said "apparently, the petitioner (accused) is using all possible weapons to pressurise and to win over the victim i.e. the minor, to tamper with the evidence and to hamper the trial."

Observing that often the child victims and witnesses were compelled by circumstances not to bring true facts before the court, the judge said the trial court should "ensure the examination of the child witness by giving due protection to him and bringing the child out of the pressure".

"The parents of such victims have even a greater role to play in helping and aiding the child in overcoming the trauma", it said

According to the minor's complaint, he was lured by the accused on the pretext of giving him a job of cleaning vehicles for which he would be paid Rs 4,000 per month.

Let's hope and pray that Judge Teji's attitude is adopted by other judges in India - all of them.

You're my hero today, Judge Teji, God bless you.