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Call 1325 to stop child sexual abuse

August 4, 2018 7:25 pm

Fijians are being urged to contact the child help line to assist children who are being abused.

This as the increasing number of sex related crimes against children is becoming a major concern for the authorities.

The Child Services Unit has recorded seventy-six sexual abuse cases between January and July this year.

Child Services Unit Director, Ela Tukutukulevu says people should take action to assist children who are becoming victims of sexual abuse.

“If they are aware of you know children being violated, children who are being abused if they can call the child help line which is 1325 there are counselors at the end of the line who will be listening and referring.”

Save the Children Chief Executive, Iris Low-McKenzie is also calling on parents to be more responsible.

" No child no matter what circumstances deserves physically or sexually abused and we as parents and guardians of children we have to ensure that we doing all we can to protect our children such heinous crimes."

Meanwhile, in 2017, the youngest sexual abuse victim was one-year ten months old. The average age of the youngest victim is six years.