Sexual assault has become so common these days, it’s absolutely terrifying. It has become commonplace to hear stories of crimes against women and girls. In a horrifying twist, a 29-year-old woman has been booked for sexually assaulting a 17-year boy who was residing with her.
The Goa police have booked the woman for allegedly sexually assaulting the minor boy. The 17-year-old boy, originally from Ponda worked at a Petrol pump in Mapusa. He was staying at a rented place owned by the accused. The accused woman is a divorcee with three children, according to sources at the Mapusa Police station.
The boy’s parents filed a complaint with the Mapusa police earlier this week. The complaint stated that a 29-year-old woman had sexually assaulted their minor son sometime between 7th June and 11th September this year.
According to reports, the boy’s parents found him behaving strangely when he returned home to Ponda. They then took him to a local doctor for a check-up. He was further referred to the IPHB (Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour) at Bambolim.
At a counseling session, the boy revealed, that the woman had sexually assaulted him on numerous occasions. Following his statement, the police registered a case against the woman on Wednesday. She was finally booked for violating the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and the Goa Children’s Act. “We have summoned the woman at the police station tomorrow following which we will decide the future course of action,” said an official.
Creating Awareness About Sexual Assault
We are all very aware of sexual assault. Sadly, it happens more often than not as life progresses. Young children are major victims of sexual assault. This further extends to older children and women. You almost never hear of a woman sexually assaulting a man, though. Such cases are rarely reported as well. The newspapers and news channels are filled with horrifying stories of molestation and rape of women and children. Now women seem to be turning the table and doing the same to men? What is the world coming to?
Here are a few ways you can create awareness about sexual assault to prevent it from happening:
- Create a distraction
- Ask directly
- Refer to an authority
- Enlist others
You can learn more at https://www.rainn.org/ about sexual assault and how to prevent it. There’s a whole ton of websites to help with preventing sexual assault and Google is there to help you find them all.
And please, if you are or have been or know someone who has been a victim of sexual assault, speak out. Don’t let monsters like these win!
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