Amazonas, Brazil: Professor Detained for Sexually Exploiting Indigenous Girls

Globo reported on May 27, 2013 that “Operation Cunhatã” arrested the tenth suspect accused of sexually exploiting indigenous girls in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas. According to the federal police, the last suspect detained is a professor at a state school. Research shows that 30 indigenous girls between the age of 10 and 16 were victimized. The girls were charged between R$50 and R$400 for sexual engagement and received in return gifts or money. Some victims became pregnant as a result of this exploitation. Suspects have engaged in this criminal activity since 2008. Read Article

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