Police Arrest 83 Year-Old in Brazil For Sexual Assault of Minor

Posted on February 11, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Social Issues

On February 11, 2013, A Crítica reported that an 83 year-old man from Manaus, the state capital of Amazonas, was arrested by local police yesterday.  He was suspected of sexually assaulting a 14 year-old indigenous girl.  The tip came after a local restaurant owner accused the man of assault after he claimed the young girl was his wife.  According to the police, the man denied such accusations, saying he was only trying to help the girl.  The girl confirmed to the police that the man assaulted her.  She was taken to the local Child Protection Delegation, where she will undergo tests.  Read Article

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