Sunday, June 24, 2018

UK: The dark truth about child sex abuse

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A devastating report will this week expose the scale and impact of child sexual abuse across the UK.

Researchers have found that abuse is widespread across all communities and social classes – and believe it has been perpetrated in schools and other institutions much more widely than previously thought.

The report – obtained by The Mail on Sunday – is based on the biggest archive of evidence by abuse victims and survivors ever assembled in this country.

It presents detailed accounts from 50 of the 1,400 people who have so far given evidence to the Truth Project, part of the huge Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) set up by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary.

Some have waited decades to tell their stories. The oldest victim who has spoken to the project is 95 and many are in their 70s and 80s.

About a third have described abuse perpetrated at least 50 years ago.  (more...)

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