“FINALLY now I feel safe.”
These were the words of 84-year-old Roland Smith’s rape victim after he was jailed for eight years – more than 40 years after committing his monstrous crimes. He was found guilty by a jury of twice raping the child in 1970, when she was 12 or 13-years-old. Smith had denied the charges, claiming she consented – which is an old defence in law because of the date of the offences, but no longer applies to new offences.
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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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