Mar 03, 2017 06:20 PM

Child Sex Abuse Report Exposes ‘Tip of Iceberg’ in China

(Beijing) — Reports of child sexual assault rose by more than 27% in 2016 from a year earlier as China’s judicial authorities grew more willing to publicize cases, particularly in rural areas, a new study shows.

Yet the study’s official data — 433 reports involving 778 victims under age 14 nationwide last year — represents only the tip of China’s sexual abuse iceberg, said Sun Xuemie, whose advocacy group, Girls Protection Foundation, released the figures Thursday.

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