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Why Rape And Defilement Victims Must Not Bath Or Wash Panties – Expert Advises

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Rape and Defilement victims must ensure that they do not bath until medical Doctors and Police get all clinical evidences solid for prosecution, this is advice from Program Implementation Manager of Compassion International Ghana (CIGH), Florence Sena Amposah.

Florence Sena Amponsah explained that, vital clinical evidences are tempered with whenever defilement and rape victims bath, wash the vagina and wash panties before going to the Police station to report and subsequently to the Hospital for medical examination.

She therefore admonished complainants to always send victims to Police station with sperms, blood and torn panties.

“You must educate parents and guardians not to let their rape and defilement victims bath or wash their panties before going to the Police station to report. If you do that, you temper with evidences needed to aid prosecution” she said.

She called for collaborative effort by stakeholders to help curb child abuse cases particularly sexual abuses which are on rise.

According to her, a total of 25,468 children in Ghana were sexually abused between 2012 and 2014 adding that, every 10 seconds a child abuse case is recorded in Ghana.