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Marielos' Story
He came into my room while I was sleeping and covered my mouth and I started to cry,” Marielos* recalled using broken sign language. She was only 16...
"He trapped us."
Jakelin grew up with her mother and three brothers in their cinderblock home that clung to the gorge of Guatemala City. Her mother worked hard as a...
Veronica was 8. He was her father. The abuse lasted for many years.
Veronica* was 8 years old when her father started sexually abusing her. Her mother, Leonor*, cries as she tells IJM staff how she found out. “My...
IJM Lawyers Secure a 70-year Sentence for a Serial Rapist in Guatemala
On August 30th, a Guatemalan judge declared a 23-year-old serial rapist guilty and gave him a sentence of 70 years in prison for raping a minor and...
Five Convicted in Six Days for Sexually Assaulting Children
Katty* couldn’t afford a lawyer and almost dropped her case against the man who raped her as a teen.
IJM Helps Rescue Young Girls From Online Sex-Abuse Shows
Five girls between 9-12 years old are safe after being rescued this week from a home in a Filipino slum that had been turned into a cybersex...
Australian Arrested in Philippines for Abusing School Children
Michael Refalo, a 61-year-old Australian national, is now behind bars, arrested on two charges of human trafficking by Philippine authorities. The...
New Study Finds Significant Decrease in Children in Cambodia’s Commercial Sex Industry
A new prevalence study conducted by International Justice Mission (IJM) reveals that Cambodia—once “ground zero” for the unrestrained commercial...
Strong Sentencing for Bolivian Uncle Indicates Crackdown on Family Abuse
After two years of relentless effort by the IJM team, a Bolivian man has been sentenced to 22.5 years for abusing his 7-year-old niece. Throughout...

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