After a wave of child rapes in the past two years, top national police officials yesterday decided to set up separate task forces in police precincts throughout the country to handle such crimes.
“All officers in command should make the prevention of child sex abuse top priority,” said Commissioner General Kang Hee-rak during an unprecedented, five-hour conference, which was called to discuss the child rapes and other recent incidents that have damaged the police’s reputation, including allegations that five Yangcheon police officers tortured suspects during police investigations. It also discussed the internal division within the police chain of command that started when a former senior superintendent demanded Kang step down for poor management.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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