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Police say no evidence of child’s sex abuse at Thủ Đức’s primary school

Update: May, 17/2017 - 14:56
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Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — HCM City police have released their investigation report on a suspected case of sexual harassment of a girl student at a primary school in Thủ Đức District.

The police said there was no evidence the girl had been sexually abused.

The case occurred in February this year. On the 15th of the month, the student’s mother reported to the district’s police that her daughter had been sexually abused in class the previous day.

Test results by the forensic centre of the city’s Health Department, however, revealed that her virginity was intact, although there were some bruises and scratches on her vulva. Further, there was no sperm found in her vagina, just some male cells.

The girl’s aunt, owner of a hairdresser shop, who was in charge of picking her niece from school, told the police she had bathed the girl and dried her with a towel used by her male clients.

While bathing her niece, she said had not found any abnormal signs on her body. Moreover, upon talking with the girl’s father, the police were told the man washed his daughter’s clothes with the clothes of other family members.

They believed this was the reason male cells were found in the girl’s vagina. The police said this was scientifically possible.

Investigating why a camera in class was not working, the police said the school cleaner had switched off the power inadvertently.

However, there were six other cameras operating, so if a stranger had entered the school or the girl’s class, the cameras would have recorded the same.

Earlier, the girl’s mother had accused a man of abusing her daughter, but the man was not in school that day. His appearance too was different from what she had described.

Therefore, the police concluded there was no evidence of the girl being sexually abused. — VNS


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