In the past one week in Chennai, three cases of child sexual abuse has been registered in which most of the accused are neighbours or people known to victims, said a child right activists according to TOI.
These child sexual abuse cases were registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act and the accused have been sent to jail.
Two girls were of eight years old and one girl is nine years old who were the recent victims of the child sexual abuse.
In one case, a civil engineer sexually abused an eight year old in an elevator on December 23 both were living in the same locality. On December 18, in Ayanavaram, a 51-year-old daily wage worker was arrested for sexually abusing another eight year old girl. In MGR Nagar, police held another daily wage worker for the sexual assault of a nine-year-old, as reported in TOI.
Activists claim that there are many unreported child sexual abuse cases as the parents worry about the childâ€™s future. Police said that all the child sexual cases are registered and they make sure the identity of the child is kept under wraps to encourage more people to register cases.
Senior lawyer V Kannadasan told TOI, girls living in cramped localities are more vulnerable to such incidences but it is good that most the accused have been charged under the POSCO Act.