Sexual Violence

IJM Manila: Australian Doctor Convicted for Sexually Assaulting Six 12- to 15-Year-Old Boys

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – After a 3-year trial, an Australian doctor working in Manila with the World Health Organization was found guilty for sexually abusing six Filipino boys. He was also convicted on sex trafficking charges and faces a combined sentence of 10 to 62 years in prison for both criminal cases.

The Philippine National Police contacted IJM in 2009, after they arrested the doctor in the act of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy. Further investigation uncovered the sad truth that the doctor had exploited and abused several other 12- to 15-year-old boys for sex.

Kenyan Judge Hails "Courageous" Sarah - Gives Maximum Sentence to Abusive Stepfather

NAIROBI, KENYA – Sarah* suffered under her stepfather's terrifying abuse for years—but today she can finally put the awful past behind her. With IJM's help, Sarah and her family are now safe, and the man who sexually and physically abused her has been convicted in a Kenyan court. Today, he begins 20 years in prison.

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