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Nurse: Domestic violence almost the norm


GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Nurse: Domestic violence almost the norm

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A FORENSIC NURSE examiner and counsellor of victims of domestic violence says the problem has become so endemic that society is accepting it as a normal way of life.

Registered nurse Mary Thompson has charged that girls as young as 13 and 14 years old are being abused by boys of their age as well as by much older men.

Similarly, she said girls in their early teens are being impregnated by men twice their age or older, some of those men being stepfathers, brothers, cousins and uncles.

Boys are not being spared the abuse either, Thompson claimed. On Thursday night she told an audience at the Dunscombe Moravian Church in St Thomas: “Our sexual practices have so changed that we have a number of boys being propositioned by older women, men and even by younger girls. (GC)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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