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Published On: Tue, Nov 12th, 2019

91 convicted for rape, defilement in Edo

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

91 persons have been convicted for rape and defilement in Edo State our of 215 cases that were taken to court.
President of Child Protection Network, Jennifer Ero, said the convictions were secured in courts between 2010 and 2019.
She said this during the graduation of Ceremony of over 100 trainees from Society for the Empowerment of Young Persons (SEYP).
Ero, decried high level of vulnerability of young persons in society.
The CPN President said that irregular migration and Human Trafficking are difficult may be difficult to stop, but, with sustain campaign would help to was required to put the menace at bay.
She said: “when a Child is sexually assaulted at home, the tendency for them to take any offer like trafficking and irregular migration.
“If our women are empowered economically, they will be able to train their Children in schools and prevent them from been vulnerable to vices”, he said.

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