Sexual Violence

IJM Bolivia: Police Officer Faces 10 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing His Stepdaughter

EL ALTO, BOLIVIA – A Bolivian police officer was arrested late last month, securing justice for his stepdaughter Grecia* and bringing proof to the entire community that no one is above the law.

The case against the police officer had been ongoing since 2008, when he was first arrested for sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter, Grecia. She moved to a children's home, where she could receive the care she needed, and he was placed under house arrest.