Policeman Accused of Assaulting Stepchildren in Sergipe, Brazil

Posted on March 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Social Issues

On March 20, 2013, SENoticias reported that a civil policeman in the northeastern town of Nossa Senhora do Socorro was arrested and jailed on Monday for allegedly assaulting his two stepchildren sexually.  The two teenagers’ names were not released, but they are 19 and 16 years old, respectively.  Both have made a statement to the police.  The suspect did not defend himself during questioning, where it was revealed that the abuses have happened for at least the past five years.  Authorities can hold the man for five days, after which he must be formally charged.  Read Article

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