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Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« on: July 24, 2009, 11:28:40 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090724/ap_on_re_us/us_children_sex_assault

Lord, have mercy on this child, and give her a family that will take care of her and not blame her for being attacked.
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 11:37:33 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 11:51:22 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 11:51:27 AM »
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 12:04:50 PM »
My, this is unbelievable.
Lord, mercy her.
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 12:15:59 PM »
Lord have mercy and grant healing to the victim, wisdom to the ignorant, repentance and accountability to the offenders.
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 12:38:14 PM »
Lord, have mercy! :'(
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 01:50:09 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 04:05:09 PM »
Lord, be merciful! :'(
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 11:07:16 PM »
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 11:45:26 PM »
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2009, 12:49:45 AM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2009, 01:57:13 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090724/ap_on_re_us/us_children_sex_assault

Lord, have mercy on this child, and give her a family that will take care of her and not blame her for being attacked.

Amen.

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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2009, 02:08:58 AM »
Ubelievable. Lord, watch and be with this Child.
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2009, 03:23:16 AM »
More news on the story!

'Shame' felt by young assault victim's family decried

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(CNN) -- The president of Liberia spoke Friday on the sexual assault of an 8-year-old Liberian refugee in Phoenix, Arizona, decrying reports that the parents believe their family has been shamed by the girl.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the girl, her family and the alleged rapists should receive counseling.
 
"This is not a question of shame on the family. It is the question of an assault on a young child. That cannot be tolerated," said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, speaking by telephone.

Police have charged four boys, ages 9 to 14, in the case. The boys also are Liberian refugees.

"We are so saddened," Sirleaf said. "We are deeply distressed at this behavior on the part of our young Liberians and very saddened at this 8-year-old child who has been so victimized."

Phoenix police say the boys used an offer of chewing gum to lure the girl to a storage shed at an apartment complex on July 16. There, they allege, the four boys restrained and sexually assaulted her.

The 14-year-old was charged

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/24/liberia.arizona.juvenile.assault/index.html
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 11:47:29 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Child refugee abandoned by family because she was raped
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 11:58:09 AM »
Lord, have mercy
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