Berazategui, Argentina: Police Discover Child Sex Victim While Investigating Labor Exploitation

Posted on July 4, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

On June 2, 2013 Diário Popular reported that during the course of investigating labor exploitation at two sites in Berazategui, police discovered a 13 year-old girl who was seven months pregnant and the apparent victim of sexual abuse. The girl was living with her mother, stepfather and brother in a box just five square meters large. The makeshift home was located on the property of a man for whom the family was working under slave conditions.

The prosecutor, who interviewed the child, learned that the pregnancy was the result of sexual abuse. During the investigation, police apprehended two men on charges of exploitation, with one of them also being charged with possession of weapons. Read Article

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