GUATEMALA CITY – This week, a man was convicted for sexually abusing his daughter, only 4 years old when the abuse began. It is the second conviction against the father, who has already been convicted and imprisoned for abusing his other daughter.
CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – This week, two traffickers were convicted for sex trafficking crimes against two adult women and sentenced to twenty years in prison.
The just ruling is "ground breaking," according to IJM Cebu Director of Legal, Mark Anthony Del Mundo. "It sets the standard for cases that involve adult, rather than minor, victims," he explains.
GUATEMALA CITY – This week in a Guatemalan courtroom, "the scales of justice were tipped towards the truth," says IJM lawyer, Mabel Gutiérrez. Justice was secured for 14-year-old Kassia* when her stepbrother was convicted of continuous rape and sentenced to over ten years in prison.
IJM helped police locate the 34-year-old man and ensure his arrest last June. IJM lawyers helped develop a strong case, documenting the medical evidence and helping Kassia get ready to share the truth in the trial.
KIGALI, RWANDA – Late last week, a man was convicted and sentenced to ten years in prison for sexually assaulting 12-year-old Cadence.* The just ruling was rendered a week after two children gave testimonies in a hearing, recounting the abuse they had witnessed.