STORIES FOR CHANGE: Child Sexual Abuse: MPS_forsite_009

Healing wounds on a 3-year-old girl who was raped after being dragged away from a friend's first birthday party. The toddler was badly beaten and underwent surgery at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. The girl's attacker was a convicted paedophile, 24, who had received amnesty. The rape, less than a month after the man’s release, sparked a heated debate in South Africa. PLACE: Athlone, Western CapeDATE: August 2005

Healing wounds on a 3-year-old girl who was raped after being dragged away from a friend's first birthday party. The toddler was badly beaten and underwent surgery at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. The girl's attacker was a convicted paedophile, 24, who had received amnesty. The rape, less than a month after the man’s release, sparked a heated debate in South Africa.  

PLACE: Athlone, Western Cape 

DATE: August 2005