Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

08 May 2006

Destroying the children

Policemen, teachers and aid workers abuse Liberian children

Monday, May 8, 2006

MONROVIA, Liberia, May 8 -- Sexual exploitation of young girls is rife in refugee camps and communities in war-ravaged Liberia and threatens the country's recovery after nearly two decades of conflict, according to a report released Monday.

Save the Children UK said an alarming number of girls as young as 8 were having sex with older men, including policemen, teachers, aid workers and U.N. peacekeepers, in exchange for money, food or favors such as a ride in a car or watching a film.

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